Sunday, April 01, 2007

Meatball-Tortellini Soup

Meatball Tortellini SoupOkay this recipe wouldn't by any standards be considered gourmet--I'm sure Martha would turn her nose up at it. But it's easy, it's healthy, it's tasty and everyone loves it. You really can't get better than that.

If you're in an extra hurry use dehydrated onions in place of fresh and minced bottled garlic instead of fresh.

It's also great served with popovers or crusty Italian bread on the side.

1 large can of tomato juice
2 28 ounce cans of crushed tomatoes
half a box of chopped, frozen spinach
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon of dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme
1 package frozen cheese-filled tortellini
15 frozen prepared meatball--Costco variety work fine
Parmesan for topping

Add the tomato juice through the thyme in a large stock pot. Fill one of the empty 28 ounce cans with water and add that as well. Bring to a boil, add the meatballs and tortellini then return the soup to a boil. Let simmer 10-15 minutes or until the meatballs are done then serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top.

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Anonymous said...

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i have really been enjoying reading your blogs since i first heard about this site a week ago.

i like reading the sense of humor you interject into your passages.

Amber said...

My husband would LOVE this...very original and looks to be very creative. I'll have to keep this in mind for the next chilly day!

Babystepper said...

I'll have to try that. It sounds and looks delicious!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Wow, sounds really good. Thanks.

Pendullum said...

This post reminded me to eat...
I am drooling...
Looks delicious!!!

la bellina mammina said...

Thanks for the recipe - I was running out of ideas planning for this week's menu.

Loralee Choate said...

Oh, MAN.

I am so sick today and that looks so freakin' good.

Lisa said...

Yummy! Oh and those butterscotch bars you gave us the recipe for awhile back? OH WOW.

PunditMom said...

Ooo, I am definiteyl going to try that. I'm always looking for something new that has some relation to a vegetable that PunditGirl will eat!

Anonymous said...

OK, was very good on this cold wet day! :)