I bought a Cooking Light cookbook a few months back, and it has been the best investment. It has yet to fail, with making amazing, healthy, easy and fast meals every single time. What was on the menu last night?
Cheese Tortellini and Vegetable Soup
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, undrained
I used the Trader Joes brand can of diced tomatoes with no salt added. Just as good!
1 (11.5 ounce) can condensed bean with bacon soup (such as Campbell's), undiluted
3 cups water
1 (16 ounce) package frozen Italian-style vegetables
I used the Trader Joes frozen bag of grilled zucchini and eggplant. It was delicious!
3/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 (9 ounce) package fresh cheese tortellini
Whoops. Used the whole thing.
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a 4-quart saucepan; cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
2. Add pasta; reduce heat to medium. Cook, partially covered, 7 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender.
3. Stir in cheese.
And that's it!
Per serving (1 1/3 cups, recipe yields 6 servings):
4 g Fat
10.3 g Protein
31.3 g Carbohydrates
5.4 g Fiber
11 mg Cholesterol
2.1 mg Iron
920 mg Sodium
66 mg Calcium
It was delicious! And took less than 20 minutes to make. Perfect for a quick dinner!