Friday, January 23, 2009

Too-Easy Tortellini Soup

My sister sent this recipe to me not too long ago. It's SO easy and GOOD!

-4 cups chicken broth
-1 package (9 oz.) Refrigerated cheese tortellini
-1 can (15 oz.) White kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained (I used Great White Northern beans)
-1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
-1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
-1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
-Shredded Parmesan cheese
-Coarsely ground pepper, optional

In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in tortellini. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the beans, tomatoes and basil. Simmer for 4-6 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in the vinegar. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper if desired. YIELD: 6 servings.