Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cheese & Bean Tortellini Soup

Another great one from my Gooseberry Patch Speedy Suppers cookbook. I will definitely make this one again!

2 T olive oil
4 cloves garlic minced
1 T fresh Thyme chopped
1/4 t red pepper flakes
6 C chicken broth
8 oz pkg refrigerated cheese tortellini
15 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 c parmesan cheese

Heat oil in large soup pot over medium-high heat; add garlice, thyme and red pepper flakes. Cook until garlic is fragrant. Add chicken broth; increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Stir in tortellini; reduce heat to medium and simmer for 4 minutes. Add beans. Simmer until tortellini is tender, about one minute. Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with cheese.

Originally recipe calls for onion and spinach but hubby won't eat either.