Friday, March 15, 2013

Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini

Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini

Today.  The high is 77.  Yesterday.  The afternoon was beautiful and sunny and a perfect 70 degrees.  So why on earth am I posting a tomato soup recipe?

Well, the answer is simple – I love soup.  And also, I actually made this a couple weeks ago when it was blizzard-y and cold.  The truth is, I love soup all year ’round.  Lots of soups.  Except I can’t say that tomato soup was ever at the top of my list of favorites.

That was the truth, at least, until that soup swap that I told you about.  One of the soups that I came home with was a creamy tomato soup with tortellini and sun-dried tomatoes and it was seriously the best tomato soup I’ve ever had.  Paul said the same.

Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini

So I soon set out to recreate the recipe and you won’t believe how simple this is.  I am usually one to prefer to make these recipes from scratch.  But this tomato soup before your eyes is made from a couple of “doctored up” cans of tomato soup – not the condensed kind – but the bigger cans of tomato-basil soup.

A few extra herbs and garlic, some sun-dried tomatoes, a package of tortellini, and you have yourself the simplest, most flavorful and quick tomato soup!

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Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini

Yield: 2 servings

Total Time: 20 min

A simple, quick and flavorful creamy tomato soup recipe with sun-dried tomatoes and cheese tortellini. Perfect for anytime of day!

Ingredients:

1 tsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. dried basil
2 (19-ounce) cans tomato basil soup (any brand)
1 (8-ounce) package four cheese tortellini, cooked 3 minutes less than directed on the package
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup milk
Parmesan cheese, for serving, optional

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or stock pot. Add the garlic and stir constantly until fragrant and soft, about 4 minutes. Add the dried basil and stir. Pour in the soup, tortellini, and sun-dried tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes. Stir in the milk. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini

 

47 Responses to “Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini”

  1. #
    Audra | The Baker Chick — March 15, 2013 @ 7:17 am

    This looks delicious Cassie! With the freezing weather we’re still getting, this seems like the perfect cozy comfort food 🙂

  2. #
    Anne @The Cooking Campaign — March 15, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    This looks delicious and easy! It was getting very warm here but it looks like we’re in for some colder weather, this soup would be perfect!

  3. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 15, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    What an awesome idea! This sounds lovely!

  4. #
    Cookin Canuck — March 15, 2013 @ 7:47 am

    It was near 70 here yesterday but, like you, I just can’t resist a good soup! Love the tortellini in this one.

  5. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — March 15, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    It was 77 yesterday? I’m so jealous (and cold!!)

  6. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — March 15, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    I was so nice and spring like for a few days in a row up here in NH…. then last night hit. 16!!! I need this soup today.

  7. #
    Tieghan — March 15, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    I am so jealous, the hight temps here are in the 20’s!! I need this soup to warm me up!

  8. #
    Tracey — March 15, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    Send me some of your warm weather – please? 🙂 It’s still chilly here so perfect soup weather, and I absolutely love tortellini!

  9. #
    Bev Weidner — March 15, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    I’m awwwwn it.

  10. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 15, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    Happy Friday Cassie! It was so nice here over last weekend and then DROPPED to 30 degrees and windy. The wind almost took me out yesterday. I’m not a fan! all I want when I get home from work is a big bowl of creamy warm soup like this 🙂

  11. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — March 15, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    I love soup when its warm outside too. This weekend we are supposed to get up to 90 something.

  12. #
    Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} — March 15, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    This looks so easy! I am usually not a tomato soup fan, either, so I’m glad to know you feel the same & still recommend this! It’s nice and warm here in Utah too, so I’ll save it for the next cold spell 🙂

  13. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — March 15, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    I love tomato soup..and Im a recent convert to it as well 🙂

  14. #
    katie — March 15, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Yum! THis looks and sounds amazing. Don’t worry… I eat soup in the middle of summer here in Florida! lol. I can’t believe how warm it is up where you are. We had freeze warnings this morning in Florida!!! What is going on with this world.

  15. #
    carrian — March 15, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    YEEEEEAAAAAH!!! I love tortellinis!! This looks scrumdidlyumptious!

  16. #
    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — March 15, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Oooh, the mean about March is that you know this warm weather is only a tease. There will be plenty of time to enjoy a nice, hearty soup like this before winter has truly given up. I love that this is so easy.

  17. #
    Amanda — March 15, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    Love that you posted a recipe even *I* can do!!! Will definitely have to try it!

  18. #
    Gloria @ Simply Gloria — March 15, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    I’m loving you posted soup with spring-like weather! I’ll eat soup any day of the year…same with ice cream! (=

  19. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — March 15, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Any time is tomato soup time! Super smart recipe…Dr. Cassie.

  20. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — March 15, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    We are having the same warm weather but I know it’s just a teaser (it will go down to 40’s tomm) so I will need this soup. Love how cream it is! Tortellini’s are my kids fave!

  21. #
    A farmer in the dell — March 15, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    Im jealous of the weather you’re having! It’s cold and grey here today and this soup is calling my name!

  22. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 15, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    This looks so good, Cassie! Love the tortellini!

  23. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — March 15, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    I’m the same way! Soup in the summer, ice cream in the winter. Love this 🙂

  24. #
    Christine (Cook the Story) — March 15, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    LOVE the idea of doctoringup bought soup. Sometimes I really do need a quick and easy meal. This soup would totally do the trick!

  25. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 15, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    I think it was over 80 here in LA and I had the AC on! Oh well – still making this soup! 🙂

  26. #
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — March 15, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    Tomato soup is a favorite of mine. I have never tried with tortellini though.

  27. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — March 15, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    How funny, I posted a creamy tomato soup today too. Great minds think alike. ;). This looks great, Cassie! I love how easy it is and I especially love the addition of the tortellini.

  28. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 15, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Soup is totally a year round thing! 🙂 Love the tortellini

  29. #
    Kelly — March 15, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    I LOVE tortellini and I bet this tastes amazing with the tomato soup, perfect since I’ve been battling the flu for over a week 🙂 Perfect think to perk me right up!

  30. #
    Jamie | Thrifty Veggie Mama — March 15, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    Tomato soup is one of my favorites!

  31. #
    Brianna — March 15, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    Thanks for posting this! Sometimes I feel like I’ve got to squeeze as much soup and stew eating as I can get before summer gets here and it’s too hot!

  32. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 16, 2013 @ 1:04 am

    Sometimes it really just doesn’t matter what the temp is outside, tomato soup is great year round! Love the addition of tortellini!

  33. #
    tanya — March 16, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    I could eat soup year round! Actually we do. Tomato is one of my favorites, but you’ve made it even better by adding in the tortellini!

  34. #
    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — March 16, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    Yum, your soup looks so delicious!

  35. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — March 16, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    This looks like comfort food at it’s finest Cassie! And I would gladly take some of that 70 degree weather you are talking about!

  36. #
    Emilia Delizia — March 17, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    Tortellini in tomato soup is a quite daring combination!

  37. #
    Kathryn — March 17, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    It’s cold and wet and gloomy here – this soup is exactly what I’m craving.

  38. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — March 17, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    It isn’t 70 degrees in Seattle or sunny so this creamy tomato soup speaks to me. I want a huge bowl of it with a grilled cheese sandwich!

  39. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — March 18, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    Seriously somebody hand me a grilled cheese! Looks FABULOUS!

  40. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 18, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    I have to try this, I know the whole family will love it!

  41. #
    Aggie — March 18, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    I can eat soup anytime! And tomato is one of my favorites, the tortellini is a bonus. Beautiful delicious photos Cassie!

  42. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — March 19, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

    Hey, I’m cool with this recipe. It snowed a ton overnight and is miserably gray and cold here. So I’ll take your soup! It looks great. I’m happy you were able to recreate it. 🙂

  43. #
    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — March 19, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    I’m a yearround soup girl too. Any day is a great day for a yummy soup like this! 🙂

  44. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — March 20, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    Well we had sleet yesterday. Sleet. Ugh.

  45. #
    Sarah M — March 25, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    Please. Tomato Soup all year round is the way to go! This one sounds delicious, thanks for posting!

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