Tortellini Spinach Soup

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Tortellini can be used in a variety of dishes and can substitute traditional pasta in many dishes. This soup is meatless and uses a 5 cheese tortellini pasta. I found this particular tortellini pasta in the refrigerator section at Sams, but you can get tortellini pasta at any grocery store. This entire recipe takes around an hour.

You will notice that skim milk is used in this recipe because it lowers the amount of calories and fat. There is an important step that you have to know when you are using a low fat milk in any cooked dish. You have to add it last on a low heat otherwise it will start to curdle.

Curdling is when the milk starts to separate and clumps start to form. It does nothing harmful to you, but isn’t the prettiest dish you will see.

Try this recipe out and let me know what you think!

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Tortellini Spinach Soup
Instructions
  1. Dice the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic.
  2. Sautee in the margarine until transparent, about 10 minutes. Do NOT brown.
  3. Add the fresh spinach and cook down for 5 minutes.
  4. Add 6 cups of water. Add in the seasonings: bay leaves, oregano, crushed red pepper, parsley, and salt.
  5. Add the package of tortellini and bring water to a boil.
  6. Boil pasta until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  7. Lower heat to low-medium and add in the skim milk. Stir and cook another 5 minutes until heated through.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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