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Creamy Tomato-Tortellini Comfort Soup

This soup tastes great and by using low fat dairy and low sodium soup you'll have the taste without all the calories.

“When trying to find the words to tell her how much I loved her, I stumbled across the ingredients for grilled cheese sandwiches. That’s when I realized she was the melted cheese to my toast. And the guy she’s currently seeing, the guy she left me for, well, I guess he is the tomato soup.
” ~Jarod Kintz

There is nothing like a toasty grilled cheese sandwich accompanied by a hot bowl of tomato soup. My Gram used to make her tomato soup with elbow macaroni in it and every now and then I find myself craving it. Last week I was having one of those cravings and happened upon a recipe for tomato soup on Pinterest. Don't even get me started on Pinterest. Ah Pinterest...how many hours I have lost to your addictive site.

The original Pinterest recipe called for regular tomato soup, whole milk and half and half but all I had in the house was reduced fat and sodium versions (obviously yet another diet had begun that Monday) so I used those and thought the soup tasted great. I also skipped the onion and garlic powders and sauteed some fresh ones instead.

I think my Gram would have approved.

Creamy Tomato-Tortellini Comfort Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans reduced-sodium condensed tomato soup
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pkg (9 oz) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2 cups fat free half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • few grinds of black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  • Heat olive oil in a pot over medium high heat. Sautee onion and garlic until tender.
  • Add soup, broth, milk, cream, tomatoes and seasonings and bring to a boil.
  • Add tortellini and cook for 8-9 minutes.
  • Stir in cheese.
  • Sprinkle each serving with additional cheese if desired. 

Enjoy!

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