Meat Free Monday: [VIDEO] Small Batch Vegetable Tortellini Soup

A filling and healthy soup to keep you warm. This Vegetarian Tortellini Soup have plenty of vegetables in it plus small Tortellini filled with cheese.

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“Rain rain go away come again another day”, it seems I will be saying this over and over again now that it’s Winter season. In Vancouver, Winter means gloomy rainy days, the kind of days where I just want to stay in bed and do nothing, just like today. Yes, in Vancouver, we get more rain than snow, which is better. However I like snow, it is not something that people in Vancouver welcome very much. With the exclusion of those people who love to do winter activities. Although I could count myself in as one of those people who gets excited when snow flakes starts coming down.

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The entire weeks forecast is nothing but cold days,and colder days. This means I am staying indoors most of the time, time for my happy feet to rest and be warm and cozy with my favorite fluffy reading socks.  Even though we don’t get as cold as any province in Canada, our weather from time to time still merits a nice bowl of hot soup or stew for something more filling. This week I made this Vegetarian Tortellini Soup, the beautiful potato tortellini caught my attention when I was at the grocery. So I grabbed one packed and started planning what to do with it although I already have soup in my mind. More like a filling pasta soup with loads of vegetables, because not only that I need to warm up myself I also need to load myself up with tons of vegetables to fight the flu season.

Tortellini Vegetable Soup Recipe at SweetNSpicyLiving.com

This Tortellini Soup is one easy healthy filling soup highly recommend on cold rainy or snowy days. Just like most of the soup that I like, this is a very flexible soup. You can change the vegetables with whatever you like, add some spinach or broccoli or cauliflower, lots of choices. I made it vegetarian just because I’m feeling like making a “healthier” delicious soup, because doesn’t mean bland and boring. The tortellini that I bought was  stuffed with potato, so it fits perfectly with my Vegetarian Soup idea.

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Make it Meaty

But if you feel like something meaty, you can add minced beef or shredded chicken would be nice too. I did that before and they were both good. I used vegetable stock to make it vegetarian, feel free to use chicken or beef just take note of the salt level and adjust as needed. Some store-bought stock are high in sodium already so you won’t need to add as much salt that is called in the recipe.

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Let’s get started and let this soup keep you warm.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (6 grams) – minced
  • 1/4 cup (55 grams) Onion – chopped
  • 1 celery sticks – diced
  • 1 medium size ripe tomato – diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes – optional
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning (Can be substituted with a mix of Basil, Rosemary,Oregano, Marjoram,Sage and Thyme)
  • 1/4 cup (25 grams) carrots – diced
  • 1/3 cup (53 grams) potato – diced (Can be substituted with sweet potato or squash)
  • 3 cups Vegetable/Chicken/Beef Stock (If using high sodium store-bought stock, you may need to reduce the salt in this recipe.)
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 100g Tortellini Pasta (Can be substituted with ditalini pasta or any shell pasta)

Note: This recipe is very flexible, feel free to remove, replace and add vegetables that you don’t like or you like. Also, if you are using store-bought high sodium stock, add salt in the end and adjust as needed.

Instructions:

  1. Cut vegetables as evenly as possible. This is important so that the vegetables gets cooked almost at the same time.
  2. Add oil to heated pan. Saute onion and garlic until translucent then add celery. Add diced tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft.
  3. Add potato, carrots, salt, black pepper, chili flakes and Italian seasoning. Stir and cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are soft to your liking.
  4. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add tortellini pasta and cook for another 5-8 minutes or until the pasta is cooked to your liking.

Serves 3

Easy Vegetable Tortellini Soup at SweetNSpicyLiving.com

My Other Soup Video Collection:

If you are looking for other soup to make, I have plenty of soup in my blog. I have the link below and few videos here for you to check. Homemade bread will be nice to go with soup, check out some of my easy and simple bread recipes below. The bread bowl is amazing! Give it a try.

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