Vegetable Tortellini Soup
This delicious and hearty soup is the perfect meal to warm you up on those arctic winter days!
2 carrots, chopped
1 large stalk of celery, chopped
½ yellow onion, finely chopped
1 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs flour
4 cups chicken broth
¼ tsp garlic powder
9 oz package fresh cheese tortellini
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
½ cup fat free half and half
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a large pot over low to medium heat. (1.) Add chopped carrot, celery, and onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until onion is translucent and tender. (2.) Stir in two tablespoons of flour and mix well until veggies are evenly coated. Continue to sauté for another 1-2 minutes. (3.) Add chicken broth, garlic powder, and tortellini and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes or until pasta is plump and tender. Season with salt and pepper. (4.) Stir in half & half and spinach and continue to simmer for another 2-3 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
Serve hot with a side of crackers or sliced French baguette for dipping.