I absolutely love pasta fagioli soup. My family does too and after the blizzard that we all went through a few days ago, it was the number one request for dinner. This soup is super yummy and comes together for a hearty, healthy and filling family meal in around 30 minutes. There is nothing like warming up to a bowl of delicious homemade soup after shoveling heavy wet fallen snow. I think you will enjoy this one too. Serve it up with a nice crusty baguette. I promise, you might find yourself licking the bowl after!
I have a deep love for Indian food. When we go out to eat it is almost always one of my favorite places to go. Last night, I was craving Indian food, but I was so wiped out from a most exhausting week that I was too tired to make the trip. So I decided to whip up my own version of a curry infused soup. My recipe did not disappoint. It was a bit spicy, savory, and delicious. My son even asked for seconds!
All of a sudden Old Man Winter seems to have arrived on our doorstep. It is cold, chilly, damp and windy. Only the oak trees are left with their leaves. They are stubborn, waiting until the snow to fall until they part with their leaves. As the final warmer days of fall fleet away, I find myself making more soups and hearty meals. The secret to my Minestrone soup is adding tortellini. All the food groups are covered with this soup and usually the tortellini are the first things gobbled up by my little ones.
4 cups chicken stock
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 can white Cannellini beans
1 cup dried cheese tortellini
1 tbsp. dried basil
1 tbsp. dried parsley
2 medium zucchini cut into bite size pieces
1 cup diced carrots
2 stalk celery-cut into bite size pieces
1 medium diced onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1/4 Parmesan cheese-the type in the can.
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup green beans
In a large soup pot, over medium heat, saute the garlic, onions, celery, carrots, basil and parsley in the olive oil. Stir occasionally until the onions are translucent.
Add the chicken stock, tomatoes, salt, black pepper, zucchini and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
Next add the beans, tortellini, green beans, Parmesan cheese and simmer for 20 more minutes on low.
Ladle into bowls while piping hot and serve with crusty french bread.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest
Yes, we do eat chicken. We just don’t eat our pet chickens. Here is a quick and yummy recipe for tortellini soup that is terrific for another fantastic fall weekend. It is a quick one pot meal that your family is sure to love. Try it on Halloween night if you are short for time before trick or treating. It is a Tilly’s Nest original that I’m sure you will love!