So, after the cheese burger soup debacle, I decided this weekend was a good weekend to try again with a new soup. After spending some time on Pintrest I found a recipe for Chicken and Gnocchi Soup (its a “copy cat” recipes of the Olive Garden version!). After doing some in depth reading and thinking I decided that with a few tweaks I could make this soup into Chicken Tortellini Soup very easily. I will include the link to the original recipe at the bottom of this post but will put my version (with notes!) up for all 🙂
4 T butter
1 large yellow onion, small diced
1 C celery, small diced
1 C Frozen Corn
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup flour
1 quart half and half (the original source of this recipe recommends using
2 cups 1/2 + 1/2 and 2 cups Milk for a lighter version)
3 cups chicken broth
1½ cup carrots, finely shredded (I used a bag of matchstick cut carrots from the store)
1 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped
¼ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon dill
1 cup chicken, cooked and diced (I bought a roasted chicken at the store-i cleaned the whole thing and use some of it in the soup and used some to make lunch for the hubby!)
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese – for garnish
1 package Dried Tortellini (I use Barilla brand you should find it near the pasta in your store!)
salt & pepper to taste
- In a large soup pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent and lightly browned around the edges, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds.
- Sprinkle in the flour and whisk to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the flour until there are no more lumps and simmer until thickened.
- Slowly whisk in the half and half and simmer until thickened, about 4-6 minutes. Whisk in the chicken broth and simmer until thickened again, about 2-4 minutes.
- Add the Carrots, corn, spinach leaves, thyme, parsley, chicken, and tortellini. Continue to cook until all the ingredients are just heated through.
- Season with salt and pepper, top with Parmesan Cheese and serve.
Hope you enjoy!!!!!
( Here is the link to the original recipe: