Sunday, March 1, 2015

Italian Tortellini Soup

We have had a stretch of cold weather this past month- freezing rain, ice, snow, and temps in the single digits- brrrrr! Days like that call for a bowl of steaming soup for dinner and this new recipe surely hit the spot!


Yield: 8 servings
21 Day Fix Portions (per 1 cup serving): 1 Yellow, 1 Green, 1 Blue


Ingredients
  1. 1 onion, chopped
  2. 5 garlic cloves, minced
  3. 2 quarts low sodium organic chicken stock/broth
  4. ¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  5. 2 cups spinach leaves
  6. 1 can (28-32oz) crushed tomatoes
  7. 1 can (14oz) diced tomatoes
  8. 2 tbsp pasta (or tomato) sauce of choice (I used Classico)
  9. 1 package refrigerated whole wheat 3-cheese tortellini
  10. ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese


Directions

  1. Saute, onions and garlic in a little bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil until tender. Season with a little italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  2. Add sauteed onions and garlic to the CrockPot along with ingredients 3-8. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or all day.
  3. Right before dinner time, cook the tortellini according to package instructions (should take about 7 minutes in boiling water). Then add to the soup.
  4. Use a GREEN container (or 1 cup) to portion your soup. Then add the parmesan cheese to each bowl and fold in- adds the perfect final touch!

6 comments:

  1. Hey! where you have found whole wheat tortellini?

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    1. I found it at Publix. This is what I buy: I think you can do a search from this link and try to find it at a store near you: http://www.buitoni.com/Pasta-Products/10763/Whole-Wheat-Three-Cheese-Tortellini.aspx

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  2. I thought you couldn't have broth on the 21 day fix. Am I mistaken?

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    1. It doesn't specifically say no chicken broth in the eating plan book. I think any hesitation toward broth would be the sodium content since 21 day fix is a low sodium meal plan. However, in the back of the book, it says you can have different types of soup and provides a portion check off for it, so I assume its ok in moderation since its listed there :). Plus, Progresso (I think thats the brand) makes an unsalted chicken broth that would work great for this recipe and other 21-day fix approved soups! Hope that helps :)

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  3. Sounds yummy! I'm about to make it...have you ever tried throwing in some shredded rotisserie chicken with it?

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    1. Love that idea! Or even some clean chicken sausage!

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