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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Taste Buds: Creamy Italian Tortellini Soup

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Have you ever gone over someones house and eaten something that was so insanely incredible that you wanted to beat up the rest of the people at the table so you could have it all. Or gone on a week trip where you had said most amazing thing ever to eat and then had to wait the rest of the week so you could go home and make a ginormous batch the second you walk in the door to your house so you could eat it all. Yes… this recipe… its like that.

This soup is super easy to make, super simple in its production and very easy to modify into a bunch of different variations (I am thinking some kind of taco one). But don’t be deceived, even though it is easy to make it packs a powerful punch. This soup will live in my house forever. And the best part is you can make a big batch, because it is even better for left overs the next day. Sadly it does not freeze well at all, think big soggy mess, but that’s ok because that little serving that I test froze… it was a battle to put it in the freezer because I just wanted to eat it right that second.

Enjoy!

    RECIPE: CREAMY ITALIAN TORTELINI SOUP
INGREDIENTS
1 pound ground pork or Italian sausage opened
1/4 yellow onion
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cans (14.5 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, drained well
4 cups chicken stock
5 oz of spinach
19 oz bag of frozen cheese tortellini

DIRECTIONS
1. Over medium heat cook the sausage. Once cooked through add the onion and brown.
2. While the sausage is cooking. Chop up cream cheese put in large pot with stock and tomatoes over med high heat until cheese is melted.
3. Once the cheese is melted add the cooked meat and onion mixture.
4. Once soup is at a slow boil add tortellini.
5. After 8 minutes add the spinach. Cook for two minutes and then your soup is ready to eat.

I actually prefer letting this slow cook for another 45 minutes. The noodles and the spinach get a little soft

makes about 15 cups or 7 servings

1 comment:

paul peggy zeus said...

YEP, sorry we nearly cleaned out the pan before you got some, we tried to stop, honestly we really did to no avail.

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