When a recipe is cheap, easy, and gobbled down by adults and kids alike, it achieves a recipe trifecta and definitely blogworthy. Enjoy!
Creamy Tomato and Tortellini Soup (from "Soup's On!" cookbook)
2 14 oz. cans chicken broth
1 9 oz. pkg refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 t. dried basil
1 T dried chopped onion
1 T sugar
1 t. garlic powder
1 C. milk
8 oz. cream cheese (I use less b/c I like it thinner)
shredded parmesan and croutons
Bring broth to boil. Add tortellini and cook 5 min. Stir in paste, tomatoes, sugar, spices, and milk. Turn heat to medium and simmer 10 min. Cut cream cheese into chunks and add, whisking until mixed. Simmer 5 more min. Season and top with cheese/croutons.