Last night I made the most delish and easiest soup! I pinned this one a long time ago from Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen, and it got rave reviews from the hubstigation too.
Here is a photo of the finished product in our bowls:
And here is the recipe, as adapted from Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen:
2 cloves of garlic, minced/pressed
2 tblspns of olive oil
1 lb. or less of low-fat ground beef (I used 90/10)
4 cups of chicken broth
2 cups of fat free half and half
2 cans of reduced-sodium tomato soup
1 can of crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups of skim milk
1 tblspn of sun-dried tomato paste
1 tsp. italian seasonings
2 tsp. onion powder
a couple of shakes of salt
9 oz. cheese tortellini (we used the fresh tortellini from Buitoni)
Shredded Parmesan cheese to taste
1. Pour olive oil into bottom of stockpot and add in minced garlic. Brown garlic.
2. Add in broth, half and half, soup, crushed tomatoes, milk,and tomato paste. Also add in the seasonings, onion powder, and salt.
3. Brown ground beef in a separate pan (hint here--I think adding a little diced onion in would add good flavor to the soup, but I didn't try this!) and once browned, add into stock pot.
4. Once the soup is bubbling and simmering a bit, add in the tortellinis and cook according to the package directions (mine took about 8 minutes)
Serve in a bowl topped with parm! We had it with the "Biggest Loser White House" salad and crusty bread! Bc I love carbs, and make no apologies. I run so I can eat carbs! Enjoy!