Winter Soup Recipes
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Chicken Tortellini Soup... I came up with this one night using only stuff I had around the kitchen. It's really just a twist on what could be considered a basic chicken soup recipe. The hubs asks me to make it all the time now.

1-1.5 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
Season well with salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and a bit of your favorite "chicken" seasoning and a pinch of cayenne. Cook in a dutch oven, with olive oil, over med heat until just done and slightly browned. Remove and set aside.

Add:
1 small (I like yellow) onion, diced
1-2 carrots, diced
1-2 celery pieces (I like to include the leafy tops too), diced
4-5 yukon gold potatoes, diced with skins on
Season well with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
Cook about 5 min. I just try to get a little color on all the veggies.

Add
1 clove garlic, pressed or grated
Handful of herbs... I use freeze dried because they're always in my pantry. It includes thyme, sage, rosemary, chive and scallion. Fresh is good too. I make a bundle with some kitchen string so it can be removed later.
1 bay leaf
Cook for about 5 more min.
Put chicken back in the pot.

Add 2 quarts of quality chicken stock or broth. I like to use one really rich type and one lighter type. Bring to a boil and then let simmer at least 20-25 min so the potatoes can cook.
Then add about 2/3 of a quality "family size" cheese tortellini or ravioli. I really like the tri-color tortellini you find in the cooler section. Simmer until tortellini is cooked then remove from heat and add
1-2 C of room temp half and half...  ;D Shave some fresh parm into the bowls and serve with yummy bread and butter.

I think this soup is way better the next day. All the flavors get into the tortellini.... yum. I reheat it very gently over the stove top so the cream doesn't separate.

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Winter Soup Recipes - by Iolanthe - 10-10-2010, 01:35 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Iolanthe - 10-10-2010, 03:49 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Texican - 10-10-2010, 03:57 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by moneil - 10-10-2010, 08:40 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Satori - 10-10-2010, 09:40 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Iolanthe - 10-12-2010, 08:35 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by cgraye - 10-12-2010, 12:23 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Iolanthe - 10-12-2010, 07:51 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Satori - 10-12-2010, 08:37 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Penelope - 10-12-2010, 08:53 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by cgraye - 10-12-2010, 09:20 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Iolanthe - 10-13-2010, 08:46 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Satori - 10-13-2010, 09:37 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Historian - 10-13-2010, 09:55 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Satori - 10-14-2010, 05:02 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Texican - 10-14-2010, 08:42 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by SaraLucille - 10-14-2010, 02:09 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by MaterLaeta - 10-15-2010, 11:03 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by SaraLucille - 10-16-2010, 10:11 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Historian - 10-17-2010, 01:04 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by timoose - 10-19-2010, 04:56 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by SaraLucille - 10-27-2010, 09:27 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by wallflower - 10-27-2010, 09:36 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by JayneK - 10-27-2010, 12:07 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by JayneK - 10-27-2010, 07:02 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by wallflower - 10-27-2010, 07:16 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Iolanthe - 10-27-2010, 07:18 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by JayneK - 10-27-2010, 07:25 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by carlmar4763 - 10-28-2010, 04:01 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by timoose - 10-28-2010, 04:27 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Scipio_a - 10-28-2010, 11:57 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by piabee - 10-29-2010, 02:22 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by timoose - 10-29-2010, 03:42 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by moneil - 11-01-2010, 12:51 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by piabee - 11-01-2010, 02:40 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Historian - 11-01-2010, 04:07 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Texican - 11-01-2010, 01:06 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by icecream - 11-01-2010, 01:59 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Texican - 11-10-2010, 12:21 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by MaterLaeta - 11-10-2010, 07:58 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Texican - 11-10-2010, 09:44 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-10-2010, 03:37 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by moneil - 11-26-2010, 02:32 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by MaterLaeta - 12-03-2010, 06:11 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by moneil - 12-03-2010, 07:30 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by JayneK - 12-03-2010, 07:50 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by icecream - 12-03-2010, 11:22 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by moneil - 12-04-2010, 12:32 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by icecream - 12-04-2010, 09:52 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by JayneK - 12-04-2010, 06:13 PM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by JacafamalaRedux - 12-08-2010, 06:51 AM
Re: Winter Soup Recipes - by Texican - 12-08-2010, 11:10 AM



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