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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Home Shalom's Turkey Tortellini Soup

This soup was a real hit with family and friends. It think it quickly climbed to Ben's top 10 favorite soup list. (I make a lot of soup!) I felt like I cheated because of the "store bought" tortellini (that is something I haven't learned to make from scratch yet). You could also easily substitute ravioli in this soup for the noodle (it just might not hold up as nicely) or Gnocchi would also be quite nice. It is a very fast and easy soup to assemble but it is outstanding! Chicken broth and meat might be more acessible, but turkey will give it more flavor (in my humble opinion). My homemade canned turkey and broth make this a breeze! It is great to have the ingredients on hand for a quick meal for surprise company (or crazy days) it can stretch what you have made by adding another course or be a a meal unto itself and get raves. It is special enough for am Erev Shabbat Meal too. If you want to assemble it ahead for Shabbat it works nicely in a crock pot too. I just put my tortellini in when I turn it on the next day. This soup makes 3 quarts (about 8-10 servings) and multiplies easily for a crowd.

2 quarts of turkey broth (or chicken)
1 can (or pint) of diced tomatoes with juice
1 can (or pint) of collard greens* (or 1-2 cup fresh, steamed and chopped small)
1/4C grated REAL Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
10 oz package of cheese tortellini
1 pint of (cooked) canned turkey (or chicken) with broth, cut small (Or you can use left over cooked meat about 2 C chopped)

Dump it all into a pot and heat it up. YUMMO!!
* If buying canned greens, be sure to check the ingredients! Some companies like to put pork in with their greens - which is very common in the southern US. Not to mention preservatives..so shop smart. Mixed greens or turnip greens or kale work nicely too...collards are my favorite though.


Humble wife said...

Shop smart is key! I have been trying to look for the Kosher symbol on things too. Funny how much I have learned in such a short time.

Your recipe sounds wonderful and thank you for sharing. I have never bought/tried tortellini and am thinking I am going to try this recipe.


Mommy Set Free said...

I agree. :-) I don't usually buy it either because I like to do most things from scratch and for my family they are not cost effective to fix a plate full like spaghetti. It would take 4-6 packages to feed my family that way - i package is where this way, it stretched out to feed a tribe! :-) I always like that!

Mommy Set Free said...

P.S. If you do try it let me know What you think! I love to know people atually USE my recipes. :-)

Moira said...

I just made a big Turkey for Shabbat last night, so this recipe will come in really handy for this weeks left overs, THANKS :)