Monday, January 9, 2012

Cheesy Tomato, Basil and Tortellini Soup

I just realized that I haven't even posted a recipe in a whole could that possibly be?  I'm not sure how but here we go!!

This time of year a nice steamy bowl of soup and a grilled sandwich tastes so good and can really hit the spot.  When I am short on time it is definitely a meal that I turn to but when I have a little extra time I like to spruce up my soup a bit.  You could definitely make your own tomato soup but I usually just use good ol' Campbell's. 

Tater's has just decided after 14 years that he likes tomato soup...thank goodness because I love it.  He can tend to be a picky eater but is getting better.  He has also just decided that he likes pizza with red sauce...poor kid would go to birthday parties and starve (not really) because he was the only kid who didn't like pizza (strange child...I know).  Tales on the other hand likes about anything (except celery) but lately tends to eat less of the meal and more of the sweet stuff.  I'm hoping it is a faze because I think her teeth might fall out anytime!   I'm getting sidetracked....back to the soup.

For my family I use 2 cans of tomato soup and I prepare it by adding 1 can of milk and 1 can of water, over medium heat. 

In another pot I boil some water and add a bag of tortellini.  It cooks in about 3-4 minutes (it will start floating at the top of the water when done), so it won't take long.  Drain and set aside.

When the soup is warm add 4 oz. of cubed cream cheese and one clove of minced garlic.

Within a minute or two the cream cheese will begin to melt a little (you don't want it to melt all of the way).  At this point you will add the tortellini and fresh chopped basil (amount depends on how much you like) to the soup and mix together well.  Top with a little Parmesan cheese and you have yourself a perfect bowl of soup.

It is so yummy and so filling.  A piece of garlic bread or a grilled cheese and dinner is on!!  Sweet soup-J


  1. Tomato soup always reminds me of your momma--She got me hooked on having pasta in my tomato soup when I was a kid and I still eat it that way! Tortellini takes it to a dangerous new level! Love to you and yours June! Shannon

  2. momma still makes it that way. Try it with the tortellini and you will me hooked. Love you-June