Soup’s On!

by jerseygirl on November 20, 2009 · 22 comments

There are so many reasons to love soup. First, it is warm and comforting. Second, it is easy and quick to make. Third, it’s great to make ahead of time and is great with the crazy soccer, karate, cross country, cub scout schedule we have. If everyone eats at different times, it can always be heated in the microwave.  I could go on and on because what’s not to love about soup?

Well, the husband  will sometimes think he doesn’t like soup. The other night I made some beef vegetable soup and as I was cutting up some cooked bottom round, he was dreaming about  putting the meat between two pieces of crusty Italian bread.   I just have to guide him into liking his soup. I do this by making hearty soups such as  tortellini soups, beef vegetable, black bean soup and ham and bean soup. It seems to work as I do see a twinkle in his eye when he comes home on a cold day to a huge pot of hearty soup. This tortellini is one of our favorites. Click here for my other  version with kielbasi.

Chicken Tortellini Soup with Carrots and Kale

12 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 small head kale, cored and chopped
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups cooked boneless chicken, chopped
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 carrots and cook for 15 minutes or until carroys are softened and kale iswilted. Add chicken and tortellini. Cook according to tortellini package directions which is typically 18 minutes or 4 minutes for precooked ones. Make sure tortellini is cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with grated cheese if desired. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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Mia November 20, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Hi found you on Twitter! This looks SO good! Going to try it tomorrow!


Kerstin November 21, 2009 at 1:34 am

What a lovely and hearty soup with all those tortellini – yum!


Julie November 21, 2009 at 1:35 am

Beautiful…I love the kale floating around in the soup like that.


Barbara Bakes November 21, 2009 at 7:52 am

Love the addition of kale and carrots. It sound great.


american girl primitives November 21, 2009 at 8:07 am

This looks delicious, I love tortellini and kale!


Donna-FFW November 21, 2009 at 8:27 am

This sounds fabulous. I love adding tortellini to soup.. makes it a meal.


Lea Ann November 21, 2009 at 9:35 am

I couldn't agree with you more. Soup is a fabulous meal. And usually a very healthy meal. This looks wonderful and I'll be saving this recipe. Thanks for the post.


Ciao Chow Linda November 21, 2009 at 9:42 am

That would be a comforting meal on a cold day.


kat November 21, 2009 at 11:30 am

Yum, a great hearty soup!


Jen November 21, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I love soup also. Quick,convenient, comforting – perfect! Your recipe sounds great and easy too!


Lynda November 21, 2009 at 4:01 pm

This is a yummy looking soup! I love making a large pot, so I can have it a few days. Comes in handy this busy time of year!


teresa November 21, 2009 at 5:14 pm

i love soup too, especially when it's packed with such yummy stuff like this!


Mom on the Run November 21, 2009 at 7:02 pm

I wish my husband liked soup better. If I make it than I am the only one eating it. This soup looks great 🙂


Jamie November 21, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I love making and eating soups. So good for you and comforting like you said. Yours looks super delicious and healthy.


Mary November 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm

What a fabulous recipe for a blustery fall day. I love to add kale to soup.


Katrina November 21, 2009 at 11:50 pm

I'll take a bowl! 😉


HoneyB November 22, 2009 at 8:44 pm

hmmm. What is it with husbands? Grumpy likes to think that he doesn't like soup. I think its all a matter of his mind telling him its not enough food. He hasn't complained about my soups I have been making lately! Your soup looks delicious to me!


Maria November 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

I can't get enough soup right now. Love this!


The Japanese Redneck November 23, 2009 at 11:58 am

I love kale. Good another way to use it.


Jessica November 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm

That looks like a delicious soup! Love the cheese on it.


That Girl November 23, 2009 at 12:54 pm

mmmmm I love love love soup. I'm even having soup for lunch today!


The Food Hunter November 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm

I love soup, but my husband is like yours and it's always a chore to get him to eat it. Wait until he sees this one. I'm sure he'll love it.


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