Tortellini Bean Soup

"Combination of basil, bay leaf, tortellini and black beans. My daughters favorite soup!"
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  • In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat cook carrots, onion, garlic, basil and bay leaf. Stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken stock and tomatoes, breaking tomatoes with back of spoon. Bring to a boil.
  • Add tortellini return to boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium heat cook stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in black beans and season with pepper.
  • Discard bay leaf. Ladle into bowl and sprinkle with cheese.

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  1. This soup was excellent! My whole family really enjoyed it and I will definitely make it again. The only thing I added was some chopped celery.
  2. Very good. I used diced tomatoes with onions and basil and it came out quite nice.
  3. This soup was tasty but a little tomatoee for me. I think I would use less tomatoes and more broth next time, as well as adding a pinch of red pepper flakes for some spice. I did love the fact that it was so quick and easy to put together at the end of a long day and wanting some home cooked meal.
  4. Calee! What a great soup you've posted! Very filling/satisfying. We added extra garlic and some red pepper flakes for a bit of heat, but that's only due to personal's great as is. This time we used meat-filled tortellini, whereas last time we used cheese...I think we prefer the meat, but perhaps that's due to the brand of pasta we bought. Love the parmesan cheese on top...yum! Thanks for a delicious new soup recipe that we will make often. (Served with whole grain french bread.)
  5. WOW! I added meatballs for DH and this simple recipe was out of this world! I needed quite a bit more stock (and even subbed w/some water) but I think it's because I simmered it for awhile waiting for DH (and b/c of the meatballs). This is a new favorite--I made it 3 nights ago & I'm just about to start my next batch! Great job, Calee!



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