Tomato Tortellini Soup

Happy Friday!   Mr. Wishes and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary yesterday and went out to dinner at a new Italian restaurant we had never been to before called “Six-50″.  It was really good food and a fun atmosphere.  I had a spinach and artichoke grilled chicken sandwich on ciabatta bread and pasta salad on the side.  It was very tasty and nice and light!  It was the perfect night besides the fact that I picked out a card for Mr. Wishes that said “you’ve made me the happest MAN in the world”….oops!  I guess I better pay better attention when card shopping.  At least we got a good laugh out of it! :)

Now we are taking off again today…..this time we’re going to California!  I’m so excited to visit our friends Nick and Micah and see everything San Diego has to offer and I will most definitely be making a stop at the zoo at some point.  Tomorrow we are going to Micah’s graduation beach party and camping out overnight in tents.  Wish me luck as I am not a very good camper!  Then Sunday we are going to a Padres game (at my request).  I needed some baseball in my life and I love visiting stadiums that I’ve never been to before.

Leave it to me to post a soup recipe when the weather is just getting warmer, but really I think that soup is good any time of the year.  This soup was quick to make and delicious overall.  You can substitute canned diced tomatoes for the sun-dried if you are not big on sun-dried tomatoes.  Also, I used a bag of frozen tortellini instead of smaller refrigerated package to give it some additional heft but you can do whatever you like best.  Serve this soup with sliced Italian bread or beer bread (like I did!).  I will be adding this to my recipe rotation.

Have a great weekend!

Tomato Tortellini Soup Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 (9 oz) package frozen or refrigerated cheese tortellini (can use more to make it heartier)
2 cans (10.75 oz each) condensed tomato soup
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups milk
2 cups half and half cream
1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (found near the canned tomatoes at the grocery store)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Cook tortellini according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven or a large stock pot, combine the soup, broth, milk, cream, tomatoes and seasonings. Heat through, stirring frequently. Drain tortellini; carefully add to soup. Stir in cheese. Sprinkle each serving with additional cheese, if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

22 Responses to “Tomato Tortellini Soup”

  1. May 17, 2013 at 2:41 AM #

    I just love soup with bread/grilled cheese sandwiches and this looks delicious! Enjoy your time in San Diego Ashely. :)

    • May 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM #

      Thank you, Anne! I will!

  2. May 17, 2013 at 7:20 AM #

    I love soup anytime of the year too, especially with tortellini! So glad you had a great anniversary! Have fun in San Diego!!

    • May 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM #

      Thanks, Marie, I’m sure I will!

  3. May 17, 2013 at 7:35 PM #

    Happy Anniversary Ashley!! So glad you had a wonderful 4th. :) Enjoy San Diego! This soup looks wonderful :)

  4. May 17, 2013 at 11:06 PM #

    have an awesome trip!!! yayyy for southern california! and this soup sounds delicious!!

  5. May 18, 2013 at 1:22 PM #

    i will try this out tomorrow!!! :) thanks for the inspiration!

  6. May 19, 2013 at 9:36 AM #

    HA, your card mistake made me laugh out loud. I would do something like that!

    I need to try this! I feel like I heard someone talking about tomato tortellini soup somewhere recently . . . strange, haha.

    • May 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM #

      Yeah we had a good laugh about it!! Thanks, Claire!

  7. May 19, 2013 at 1:34 PM #

    I think it’s great when you can doctor up soup like this to make it so special. I’d definitely take a bowl. I love any kind of tomato soup.

    Happy Anniversary. Mine is tomorrow!

    • May 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM #

      Happy anniversary to you too, Vicki!

  8. May 19, 2013 at 2:42 PM #

    We make soup in the summer, too, but far less often than in the fall and winter. That’s a nice, quick soup – loads of flavor. And I loved your story about the card! Congrats on your anniversary. Fun post – thanks.

    • May 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM #

      Thanks, John! I’m glad you liked the card story :)

  9. May 20, 2013 at 9:57 AM #

    Happy late anniversary!! Hope you had a wonderful time in CA!!

  10. May 21, 2013 at 5:57 AM #

    Happy Anniversary hope you enjoyed yourselves, glad you had a laugh at your card. i agree with you that you can have soup at anytime of the year so thanks for the great recipe.

  11. June 3, 2013 at 1:32 AM #

    Congrats to you both!

    Loving this recipe, I’m a big tomato soup fan.. and when I start to harvest our tomatoes I go crazy trying to think of new ideas. Would love to make this soup with them!

    • June 3, 2013 at 3:10 PM #

      Thanks, Pamela! I think you’d love this soup :)

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