Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

            It is that time of year when there is a chill in the air, there are pumpkins on the porch, and there should be soup on the stove That is why Zoulah is excited to share with you a very tasty soup that is perfect for a chilly fall day.  Zoulah and I are "soupers!  This soup  makes up so quickly and tastes like you were working in the kitchen all day!  So Zoulah naturally loved this soup, because she is a super busy witch during 'her season."   The Red Couch daughters also loved this soup, and said they want it on the menu often.  The youngest Red Coucher came home and ate some leftover soup as an after-school snack.  Hope you enjoy it!      

    Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

    2 whole cloves garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 cups half and half
    2 cups chicken broth
    2 cans (10-3/4 ounce) condensed tomato soup
    1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, minced or 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato paste
    1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning (the recipe called for 1 tablespoon -- see Zoulah's Notes)
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 package (9 ounce) cheese tortellini -- Zoulah used frozen
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, for garnish
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish
Saue the garlic in the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat until the garlic is golden brown.  Watch carefully as he garlic can burn quickly.  When the garlic is done, add the tomato soup, sun-dried tomatoes, half and half, chicken stock, and the spices.  Zoulah saved the pepper to garnish each bowl.  Bring the ingredients in the stock pot to a simmer.  Once simmering, drop the tortellini into the soup.  Cook the tortellini according the directions on the package.  After the tortellini are cooked, ladle soup into bowls and top with Parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper.  Don' overcook the tortellini as it could get mushy, and Zoulah does not like mushy pasta!

Zoulah's Notes:  The recipe was found on Pinterest and posted by the website Key Ingredient.  The recipe called for one tablespoon of Italian seasoning, and Zoulah only put in one teaspoon.  She is a spicy witch, but not that spicy.  You may wish to add that much, but Zoulah thought it would overwhelm the soup.  I used frozen tortellini, and it was good, but I am sure that fresh would be even better. 

Zoulah thanks you for dropping by Red Couch Recipes!


Leslie said...

I also love a steaming bowl of soup on fall days! This looks like a delicious, unique recipe, and tomato is a fave of mine. I hope Zoulah shares more cozy fall recipes! Hehe. :)

Lynn said...

Sounds like a nice hearty dinner Joni! Always nice when the kids love it too:@)

La Table De Nana said...

I bet it is good..
I have to tell you that although we have never met..
I can't walk into a Marshall's HomeSense..Winners(here in Canada)..at this time of year and not think of you and your sister:) And I think I repeat myself every time and tell my daughter..you wouldn't believe their collection:)
You two make the celebration!

Bonnie said...

This soup looks like a winner Joni. I have some frozen tortellini from Costco in the freezer and I will definitely try this one. Can't wait to see what Zoulah comes up with next.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for inspiring me to visit your blog!! Though I can't eat this fabulous dish right now, I will be able to again soon and it looks DELICIOUS!! Hope all is well with you and your family, Joni!!!! Anne

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

My mom and I would enjoy this soup. Sounds fantastic!

Marigene said...

Yummy...I am collecting new soup recipes to try!
Love your new header, Joni.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Joni! I just forwarded the link to this post to my Mom. She and I were just talking about tomato soup a few days ago, and I love this twist on it!!! I think she'll like it, too!

Danielle's Heartfelt Home said...

Mmmm! Now that its cool I've been craving soup. This recipe sounds so good and comforting. I am definitely going to try this ♥

Beth said...

That looks great, Joni. We eat a lot more soups in the fall and winter.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

This looks amazing Joni. My husband loves tomato soup, s he will love this! The cool weather is calling for soups now. xo Linda

Jacqueline said...

I am just dying over the witch and tree and pumpkins! Way too cute. Linda is amazing. She just added my signature done by a lipstick tube.
Hopefully Beaulah and I will get the cobwebs out and get moving!