Sunday, November 4, 2012

Christmas Soup

Such a colorful soup, it deserves the name Christmas Soup but it is wonderful all year long. "Witchy" Pam Fischer brought this soup for a neighborhood pot luck on Halloween night. It hit the spot.

Christmas Soup


1 tsp olive oil

2 cups onion, chopped

1 tsp dried Italian seasoning

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups spinach, coarsely chopped

2/3 cup water

16 oz can navy beans, drained 

4 cups vegetable broth

14 ½ oz canned diced tomatoes, no salt added

4 oz artichoke hearts, quartered, drained

9 oz fresh tortellini (gorgonzola), uncooked

¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated


Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.  All chopped onion, bell pepper, seasoning and garlic.  Sauté 5 minutes or until tender.  Add spinach and next 5 ingredients (thru artichokes); bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, simmer 2 minutes.  Add tortellini. Cook until thoroughly heated.
Sprinkle with cheese.  Serve with warm, crusty bread.

Serves 6

Pam commented, "I cannot find gorgonzola tortellini, so I have used a four cheese tortellini from Fry’s. This soup is low salt so you may want to adjust to your tastes."