Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Tortellini

I don’t know about you but the chill in the air this morning put me in the mood for my first pot of soup for the season.

The summers best crop of tomatoes are no match for my Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Tortellini, it’s jam packed with flavor.

If you don’t have tortellini on hand, make it without and serve it alongside a fresh grilled cheese sandwich and you’ll have dinner on the table in minutes!

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Tortellini
2 28 ounce cans of crushed tomatoes
1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
1 14 ounce can chicken stock
2 tablespoons grated onion
1 package fresh basil or 1 packed cup from your garden.
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup heavy cream or fat free half and half
2 tablespoons butter
Fresh Ground pepper to taste.
1 pound package of 4 cheese tortellini

In a large soup pot, bring tomatoes, chicken stock, sugar and onion to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Cut basil in a shifinade and add to the pot and simmer for a few more minutes. Puree soup if desired with an immersion blender. Add tortellini to the pot and continue to simmer until the pasta rises to the top and is al dente. Reduce heat to low, stir in cream and finish with butter.

*Tip- If you don’t have fresh basil; you can make this dish with dried, just add 2 tablespoons when you add the tomatoes to the pot.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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2 Responses to Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Tortellini

  1. Gary says:

    That looks great for a cold rainy fall day! Better than Mmm Mmm Good!!!

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