I have been recently inspired (by many factors including, but not limited to, the changing of the seasons, Your Nutritionista, my new obsession with Trader Joe’s, and my own kitchen) to make soup from scratch. So when I bought the most amazing cookbook (“Cooking with all things Trader Joe’s” by Deana Gunn and Wona Miniati) and found this soup I just HAD to try it!!! And it’s finally that perfect weather to enjoy it properly.
So I edited the recipe a bit due with some things I already had in my pantry and due to a lack of funds. (Oh the joys of being a college grad working for a not-for-profit) So I’ll post what the actual recipe is and then in parentheses put in my substitutions:
1 cup dry Tortellini with Mixed Cheese Filling
2 pre-cooked Mushroom Asiago Gourmet Chicken Sausages, cut into 1/2 inch slices (I used what I had which just so happened to be Spinach, Fontina, and Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausage)
1 (14.5oz) can Organic Fire Roasted Whole Tomatoes, including juices ore regular canned tomatoes can but substituted but they are not as flavorful (I used diced Organic Fire Roasted Tomatoes)
1 (28 oz) can Rich Onion Soup (I used one pack of the Lipton Beefy Onion soup mix and mixed it in 4 cups of water before adding it)
2 cups water
2 cups frozen Greens with Envy or other greens such as frozen spinach or green beans (I just used the frozen veggies I had in my freezer which ended up being peas and some mixed veggies but I would have preferred spinach)
Grated or shredded Parmesan cheese (I didn’t use any because I didn’t have any and it was still delish without it)
1. Cut tomatoes into bite-size pieces. Mix tomatoes (including juices), onion soup, and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil.
2. Add tortellini, sausage, and greens. When mixture comes to a boil again, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 17 minutes.
3. Sprinkle graciously with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately. Serves 6.
[Note: all ingredients in caps are found solely at Trader Joe’s. You can find comparable products at your local grocery store]
It was soooo good!!! And easy to make!!! Definitely a bit spicy (so for those of you who don’t like spicy you may want to use plain tomatoes instead of the fire-roasted ones) and definitely perfect for the rainy day I had!!
MMMM MMMM good!!!