Thursday, March 31, 2011

simply satisfying

Today, I'm sharing another recipe that came to me from my sister. It seems that every few months, I find myself in a food rut, unable to come up with something new or enticing to cook, stuck making the same meals week after week. That's when I call my sister (well, aside from our usual every morning phone call) to get some inspiration. A while back, she offered this gem. It's quick to prepare, the ingredients are usually on hand and everyone enjoys it.

Tortellini Soup

2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
3 1/2 cup stock or broth (chicken or vegetable)
1 can diced tomatoes (undrained)
1 1/2 tsp. dried basil
10 oz. frozen spinach
2 cups tortellini

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Add stock, tomatoes with juice and basil. Bring to simmer and add spinach and tortellini. Cook until tortellini are done. Serve topped with grated parmesan.

There are few recipes I find to be as simple and satisfying as this one.

This post is part of today's Pennywise Platter at The Nourishing Gourmet.


PinkCatJo said...

This looks so nice and fresh and a real change from pasta sauce. You're making me hungry! x

Laura said...

aren't sisters wonderful? ;)

DeLynn said...

Sounds wonderful! I think I may have this for lunch.

Erica said...

Made this. Everyone loved it. Thanks for the great recipes!

Debbie @ Easy Natural Food said...

This looks soo good...making me hungry :) Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night. I'll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I'd love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe!