Thursday, January 26, 2012

What We Had For Dinner

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):

201 Calories
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!


Anonymous said...

That looks really good. I think I need that cookbook.

Impulsive Addict said...

How can you go wrong with 201 calories per serving? I love cheese tortellini! Thanks for the recipe! I'll save it to my recipes folder. This is the 3rd recipe I've read today that sounds so yummy!!!

Amy said...

This sounds very similar to a Sausage Tortellini soup that I make from Our Best Bites. You should check out that blog for some great recipe ideas!