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Tomato Tortellini Soup

Tomato Tortellini Soup

Tomato Tortellini Soup

Tomato tortellini soup is healthy, wholesome and delicious. Soups are the ultimate comfort food-light with delightful fresh flavors and can be served as lazy Sunday night dinner or as first course for a casual gatherings. Pair it along with bread or sandwich and it is perfect for entertaining.So this means you can make soup any time of the year with seasonal vegetables or meat.

I have to admit that I was not a great fan of soups. The only soup I liked as a kid was sweet chicken corn soup from the Chinese restaurants. But my son loves soups and we often make it for dinner. Here the weather  still cold and it is perfect time to make soups. It is tummy warming on cold winter days.

Tomato soup is very basic soup recipe but adding tortellini makes it a filling meal. Tortellini is ring shapes pasta pouches filled with cheese or meat .This soup does not need to simmer for hours. It is quick and easy to make with pureed tomatoes or canned tomatoes, onions,cream and frozen tortellini pasta.For this recipe the thickening agent is flour and milk.You can make the creamy version of tomato soup or  make it low calorie. It will still taste good and your family will love this time and again.

Ingredients
Tomatoes-6
Onion- 1
Tomato paste- 2 tsp (optional)
Vegetable stock or chicken stock- 3 cups
Cheese tortellini-  8 oz
Butter- 2 tbs
Olive oil- 1 tbs
Garlic- 2 cloves
Cayenne pepper- 1/4 tsp

Flour- 2 tsp
Milk- 1 cup
oregano- a pinch
Grated Parmesan cheese- 2 tbs
Dried basil- a pinch
Chopped basil- 1/2 tsp
Salt and pepper to taste

Add tomatoes to a pot of boiling water and simmer for one minute, remove from the water and transfer into a bowl of cold water. Rest it for two minutes and remove the skin.Make a fine puree and set aside.
Heat olive oil and butter in a heavy bottom pan and add finely chopped onion and garlic. Saute till translucent. Add two tsp of flour and saute for two minutes or till the raw flavor disappears. Now add tomato puree (or canned tomatoes), tomato paste, vegetable stock and all the seasoning. Simmer in medium flame for about 10 minutes. Add the frozen tortellini and milk and simmer for another 5-8 minutes. Check salt and pepper and finally garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil leaves.

Try it,
Hope you will all enjoy!

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