Just a quick note to post this fantastic soup. We have company this week and I made this for a light supper the other night when we were all still full from lunch, but wanted a little something. A fresh, steaming batch of popovers and it was the perfect meal! It takes less than 15 minutes to make, its satisfying, and the ingredients can always be on hand. Its the perfect warm lunch on a chilly weekend or quick dinner during the week. I got the idea when I saw Giada DeLaurentiis make something similar on the Food Network, but never looked up the recipe. I have no idea how close this is to her original, but its what I have been making for the last several years. Alter as you like and enjoy!
2 boxes good quality chicken broth
1 small package cheese tortellini, refrigerated or frozen
1 tsp dried parsley
fresh ground black pepper
Bring all ingredients, except pasta, to a boil. Add pasta and simmer for several minutes or until pasta floats and is cooked through. Serves 4.
Note: Feel free to use any kind of refrigerated or frozen filled pasta. Smaller seems to work better, but there are alot of different varieties of tortellini out there. There are even whole wheat filled pastas which is awesome in this soup.