08 April 2010

Tortellini Soup

I love making soup, it is my go-to meal plan for dinner if I don't have a whole lot of time. Not sure what I will do in the summer, but for now here is a really fast recipe including carrots and peas (fresh or frozen- whatever happen to have), leeks (or onion), and a package of tortellini.

Tortellini Soup with Carrots, Peas and Leeks (adapted from Fine Cooking Nov. 2006)

1 large leek
1 tbs butter
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 or 3 carrots chopped
5 c veggie broth
8 oz package of cheese tortellini
1 c peas
salt and pepper to taste

1. trim and slice leeks, rinse well and drain.

2. melt butter in a large saucepan over med. heat. Add the garlic, leeks, and carrot. Season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender 5-10 min. Stir in pepper and cook about 20 seconds more, then add broth and bring to boil. Add tortellini and cook for about 3 min. Reduce heat to simmer and add the peas. Continue to simmer until the tortellini are cooks, about 3-5 min.

3. season to taste with salt and pepper, portion to bowls, top with the cheese of your choice, and enjoy!


  1. Shannon, this sounds tasty!!! Welcome to finemealwoman! Thanks for posting!

  2. That soup was perfect. We made it to use up our tortellini we had sitting in our cupboard ... and it was so yummy. Thanks.


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