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Tomato Basil Bisque with Cheese Tortellini

One of my favorite soups is Tomato Bisque, but I like to kick it up a bit with fresh basil and tortellini.  This is a quick and super easy lunch idea, as well as a great way to stretch out a container of soup.  You could make your own tomato soup for this but I am going for quick and convenient here.

You will need:

1 large container of tomato soup (any variety)
1/2 to 1 package frozen cheese tortellini
1 can stewed or diced tomatoes
fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste

Tomato Basil with Cheese Tortellini

 

You don’t HAVE to use fresh basil for this, but I did in this case because I really wanted to harvest from my rapidly growing basil plant!  This is one of the few times I have ever tried my hand at growing my own herbs, and my little plant is flourishing.  I think it’s from all the rain we have had lately!  I try to water regularly, but the rain has been helping when I forget!

Fresh Basil Herb Plant

In a pot, combine the tomato soup, tomatoes, and tortellini.  I actually did not use a whole bag of tortellini, I think half of a bag is fine.  Chiffonade(roll the leaves together and slice into strips) the basil leaves and add to the soup.  Be sure to taste your soup to see if it is a bit bitter.  The canned tomatoes can sometimes give a bitter taste, if so, add a pinch of sugar.  You also need to salt and pepper to taste.  For a little kick, add a dash of cayenne!  When the tortellini is cooked, your soup is ready!

Tomato Basil Bisque with Tortellini

 

Michelle

Michelle

Michelle is the mom of a very active 6 year old boy. She recently left the workforce to be a SAHM and is learning to cut back to make it work. In addition to this busy life, she loves to do computer geekery with websites, graphics, and video games, as well as reading and cooking!
Email Michelle at michelle@theneighborhoodmoms.com
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Michelle

Michelle is the mom of a very active 6 year old boy. She recently left the workforce to be a SAHM and is learning to cut back to make it work. In addition to this busy life, she loves to do computer geekery with websites, graphics, and video games, as well as reading and cooking!
Email Michelle at michelle@theneighborhoodmoms.com

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