Ya know, the kind where . . .
1. Your dryer breaks on Saturday when you have a full load of wet towels
2. Your oven breaks (again) on Sunday when you are dying to bake Low-Fat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
3. You think you have Monday off work , but you find out it really isn't for two more weeks (Columbus Day). Bummer big-time.
4. Breaking Bad is OVER
But hey, it could always be worse. LUCKILY, I got both of the appliance parts I needed for $100 and they are easy enough to just install yourself.
It's thick and creamy and doesn't taste semi-homemade.
I used this cheese tortellini that I got at Costco a few months ago. It was only $9 or so for a TON of tortellini. I divided it up and froze it and I have been using it ever since. Love it.
We served our soup with some sliced french bread and are having the leftovers tonight along with my favorite Lighter and Leaner Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches.(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)
Make It. Love it.
Make It. Love it.
1/2 Lb. Italian sausage, opt.
1/4 c. chopped red bell pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (10 3/4 oz.) cans tomato soup
1 (14.5 oz.) can low-sodium chicken broth
2 1/4 c. half-and-half (I used fat-free)
1 tsp. onion powder
1 Tbl. Italian seasoning
salt and pepper, to taste
9 oz. cheese-filled tortellini
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
plus more for serving
Opt: 1 Tbl. cornstarch dissolved in 1 Tbl. cold water
Brown sausage in large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped bell pepper and saute until tender. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Drain any grease. Add the tomato soup, chicken broth, half-and-half, onion powder, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and add the tortellini. If you want your soup a little thicker, stir in cornstarch mixture. Cook until tortellini is done (check package directions). Stir in 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish with more Parmesan, for serving. Serves: 4-5.
Jenn's Notes: I wanted meat in my soup and Italian sausage was perfect and tasted great, but it is completely optional. I did add the cornstarch mixture. This is a great recipe.
adapted from: Key Ingredient