Saturday, September 10, 2011

Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

This is from here- it tastes just like the soup they serve at Grisanti's. It's amazing with garlic bread.

olive oil
2 garlic cloves (chopped)
1 small onion (chopped)
2 (15 ounce) cans diced fire roasted tomatoes
2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans campbell's tomato soup
2 (10 ounce) cans milk (use soup can)
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped or 1 tablespoon dried basil
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
3 tablespoons Italian-style tomato paste
1/2 cup light cream or 1/2 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 (9 ounce) package cheese tortellini

Coat soup pan with olive oil. Add onion and garlic and saute till soft.

Add canned diced tomatoes, basil, tomato soup and two cans milk. Stir till blended.

Add chicken broth and stir in tomato paste till blended.

Simmer for 20 minutes

Add light cream and parmesan cheese.

Add tortellini and cook till tender (at least 15 minutes).

My changes: I use about double the amount of tortellini they use and puree the tomatoes before I add them.

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