Tortellini Minestrone - Warm and Tote

Best Comfort Food to Pack On The Go: Tortellini Minestrone

Best Comfort Food presents a hot meal you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is

Comfort Food: Tortellini Minestrone

One serving    calories 233    protein 12 g    carbohydrates 32 g    fat 7 g  cholesterol 30 mg      Sodium 935 mg

Prep time 6 minutes                        Cooking time 28 minutes

Food Note–  tortellini or the round pockets of pasta filled with ground meat or ricotta cheese. There’s meat in a bowl makes use of the fresh tortellini available in the refrigerator section of most supermarkets. The cheese filled ones maybe used in place of the meat filled if you prefer. This soup thickens as it stands – add a bit more broth if I finish supers is desired.

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter or margarine

1 medium size red onion, sliced

2 small yellow squash (about 8 ounces) sliced

1 clove garlic, chopped

5 cups canned beef broth

2 ounces day-old Italian bread, cubed (about two cups)

8 ounces refrigerated or frozen meat filled tortellini

1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli, partially thawed under warm running water

12 Cherry tomatoes, halved

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large sauce pan, melt butter over moderate heat. Add sliced onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in squash and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes.

 Add broth and the bread. Increase the heat to high, cover and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the soup for 2 to 3 minutes. 

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Add tortellini and simmer for seven minutes. Increase the heat to high and bring the soup to a boil. Add broccoli and cook until it is tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Season the soup with salt and pepper, stir in cherry tomatoes

Happy Eating !


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