Soup in Seconds

by jerseygirl on January 19, 2009 · 36 comments

Okay, you might not be able to make soup in seconds but I thought it sounded kind of catchy. But you can make this soup in minutes. It has been so cold lately that I have been making soup at least twice a week. My husband thinks he doesn’t like soup until he eats a warm bowl on a freezing cold night. As long as it is a hearty soup, he is happy.

This soup requires 4 ingredients not including the salt, pepper and grated cheese. The nice thing is you get plenty of nutrition from the kale in it. The tortellini is hearty and I buy turkey kielbasi from Trader Joe’s which has less salt and no nitrates. Put the four ingredients together and you have one warming meal. This recipe makes plenty so you will have leftovers for another dinner or lunch the next day. It tastes great reheated. In the next few weeks I will have plenty more hearty soup recipes.

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Tortellini Soup with Kielbasi and Kale

12 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 head kale, cored and chopped
12 ounces kielbasi, sliced (I used turkey)
2 (14 oz) packages frozen tortellini
salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese for serving

Heat broth on high heat in a large soup pot. Add kale and cook for 5 minutes or until wilted. Add kielbasi and tortellini and cook according to tortellini package directions which is typically 18 minutes or 4 minutes for precooked ones. Serve with grated cheese if desired.

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Darius T. Williams January 19, 2009 at 11:40 pm

REally – don’t you love soup in seconds?!?! Because I love that.


Donna-FFW January 19, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Hi Lisa-
I love kielbasa, my moms all Polish. I have some fantastic kielbasa recipes..lmk if you want them. yours sounds great. Love tortellini also. I’ll have to try.


Sara January 20, 2009 at 1:11 am

Sounds good to me! I buy that turkey kielbasa from Trader Joe’s too. I use it in gumbo!


Cathy January 20, 2009 at 1:38 am

LOVE this! I need soup in seconds (heck, even minutes sounds okay to me).


That Girl January 20, 2009 at 1:39 am

I’ve found that tortellini soup is always ready so quickly. I don’t know why I don’t use that piece of knowledge more.


Peter M January 20, 2009 at 6:45 am

I gotcha…it’s a quick and satisfying soup…a meal here too!


Mari January 20, 2009 at 7:06 am

It looks good, and quite elegant too!


EAT! January 20, 2009 at 7:27 am

We have been having many types of soup the past few weeks.

I have some kielbasa in the frig – I will be using it in my next soup recipe. I love tortellini in soups.


Culinarywannabe January 20, 2009 at 7:37 am

This looks so delicious. I agree, hearty soups are the way to go!


Michele January 20, 2009 at 7:45 am

Simple soups are always the best. The flavors of each ingredient come through and not one of them gets lost like they do in more complex soups. I love the idea of using kale. Looks fantastic Lisa!


Debbie January 20, 2009 at 8:03 am

That looks like a really good soup. I love tortellini and kale. I think my son and husband would like this too!


Katherine Aucoin January 20, 2009 at 8:59 am

That is a soup quickie and it looks delicious!


kat January 20, 2009 at 10:16 am

Such a great simple soup!


Mila January 20, 2009 at 11:08 am

This looks so amazing! I was actually just thinking of making an italian version of this soup! It looks so yummy!


Allie January 20, 2009 at 11:53 am

We’re on the same wave length, I just bought some tortellini to make some soup with!


Clumbsy Cookie January 20, 2009 at 12:53 pm

It would take me seconds to eat it too!


Katrina January 20, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Looks great! I’m also still trying to convince my husband that he likes soup. He thinks it’s not enough food. Eat two bowls, I say.


Colleen January 20, 2009 at 2:40 pm

This looks great! I love when soups come together quickly.


nicole January 20, 2009 at 5:03 pm

That is my kind of soup. Quick and easy.


Aggie January 20, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Oh I’m really liking this soup! I have to start using kale in soups…this looks perfect. And the easier the better! 😉


ttfn300 January 20, 2009 at 6:38 pm

this would get me warm in seconds 🙂 lovely soup!!


Stacey Snacks January 20, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Bought a bag of swiss chard and kale today at Traders (why?).
I would like to make a soup and I like your kielbasa idea!


Lisa magicsprinkles January 20, 2009 at 10:13 pm

I love everything about this soup – fast, easy and tasty!


Bunny January 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm

This looks very good Lisa, aren’t men silly!!


Vij January 21, 2009 at 12:48 am

Yummy n inviting soup!


The Food Hunter January 21, 2009 at 2:08 am

I just made something similar with spinach instead of kale. Yours looks good.


Jenny January 21, 2009 at 3:40 am

Love it Lisa. The less ingredients the better! Nothing like a warm soup to warm you right up!


Tanya January 21, 2009 at 7:44 am

I’ve never made this one before. I will try any soup once, and I love tortellini. Looks great!


Rosie January 21, 2009 at 8:27 am

It been cold here Lisa in England lately and a bowl of your wonderful soup would be perfect!!

It’s great to be back blogging and viewing your creations once again 🙂

Rosie x


Maria January 21, 2009 at 10:27 am

Soup is the best! This one looks fantastic! And I love how quick it is!!


The Blonde Duck January 21, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Yum! I love quick soups on cold nights.


biz319 January 21, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I can eat soup ALL YEAR LONG! And I find that a bowl of soup and a slice of good bread is plenty.

After meeting my husband, I made soup for dinner, we ate it, I cleaned up and came back and he’s like “what’s for dinner?!”


Bridgett January 21, 2009 at 3:13 pm

I seriously could eat soup each night! Looks wonderful, Lisa.


Jeena January 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Looks great no matter how long it took Lisa. 🙂


Jan January 23, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Oh, I do so like quick and easy, this looks great, Lisa.


Nirvana January 28, 2009 at 5:09 am

Loving this recipe! Thanks for sharing it. Hope you’re having a wonderful start to the new year 🙂


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