Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tortellini Florentine Soup

I made this a couple months ago & it dawned on me I'd better post it before it got too warm for anyone to care about soup. I am at that point here in sunny Florida but I wanted to catalog this for future reference simply because it was tasty enough & extremely easy to throw together. While I found it in my BHG mag, I did make some tiny modifications. 

(1) 9oz pkg refrigerated 3-cheese tortellini
(2) 14oz cans reduced sodium chicken broth
(1) 10oz container light Alfredo pasta sauce
(2) cups shredded rotisserie chicken
(1/2) cup sun dried tomato strips, packed in water & drained
(3) cups fresh baby spinach
(1) oz parmesan cheese

In a 4 quart pot, cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain & set aside. In the same pot, combine broth & pasta sauce. Stir in chicken & tomato strips. Heat just to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

Ad cooked tortellini & spinach to chicken mixture. Cook for 1-2 minutes to heat through & wilt spinach. Ladle into bowls & sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

{My Thoughts}

While Alfredo sauce is heavy, it's really lightened up by being combined with the broth. I imagine this is a forgiving recipe & you could also use just about any other sauce you like. Just combine it with the broth for a light meal. 


Sara said...

I can eat soup all year round, even when it's warm out! This looks delicious.

Wibeche og Rune said...

This soup looks so good:)


Anonymous said...

I never thought of using Alfredo sauce in soup but I bet it is very good but rich.. Maybe it could be toned down with some milk...

Briony said...

this looks extremely good.

as for my family, we were all together for my grandmother's funeral. it was a bitter-sweet time. thanks for your sweet comments

sassy stephanie said...

Oh yum. This will be a 'must make' for whole fam loves soup.

Rachael said...

i just made a version of tortellini soup about a month ago + it turned out wonderful! i really like this take on it.

CookingCourtney said...

that looks so good!
yum, i lvoe soups!

Netts Nook said...

Your soup looks great and sounds easy thanks for sharing.

Rebecca/Bitsy said...

Yum, yum, yum!!! This looks and sounds divine!

Pam said...

Rich, beautiful and delicious - this is my kind of soup!

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy!

Kacey R. said...

This sounds perfect!!! I'm hoping we're close to being out of cold weather meals but we're still having those nice breezy nights so soup is still yummy. WOOHOO!

Bre said...

I seem to always pop by when there's the perfect recipe for me.

We have a soup day every Thursday at work and it's my turn to cook for the staff next week. This looks perfect....I like the addition of the chicken and sun dried tomatoes.

....would love to be a fly on the wall (actually on the table LOL )at your house ...the food always looks so delish ! And you always make it look so fun to prepare.

Take care !

Jen said...

Looks like a great soup.

Anonymous said...

We love soup here, so I'll try it this weekend I think! Thanks

Reeni♥ said...

It looks so creamy, hearty and delicious!! I could eat that all year round!

KDLOST said...

YUMMMMMMMMMM! :) you always make the prettiest food. i jealous. ;)

Amanda said...

ohh that looks fabulous!

So yummy. We love soup. (my 3 year old always asks for "sout")

Anonymous said...

that soup sounds sooo good!

Life with Kaishon said...

It really sounds yummy! Really, really delish!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I could eat soup anytime!! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Since winter has once again blanketed us with the white stuff; I for one am anxious to give this a try. It looks yummy!!

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