Today's featured Turkey Day leftover recipe for two is an old-favorite with an Italian (and Thanksgiving) twist.  With cheese filled tortellini and turkey, this upgraded version of traditional chicken noodle soup is hearty, cheesy and better than ever!   

Turkey Tortellini Soup
Total Time: 50 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

What you'll need
1 cup onion, diced
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 large carrot, sliced 
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth 
2 cups cooked turkey, chopped
1 1/2 cups refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini (about 4 ounces)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste 

1. In a large pot or Dutch oven heat olive oil over medium heat.  Mix in onion, celery, carrot, garlic and Italian seasoning. Sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
2. Stir in broth.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 
3. Add turkey and tortellini.  Simmer for an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until tortellini is cooked through.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
4. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Cuisine Tonight Quick and Easy Italian Magazine. 

*Note -- If desired, you can substitute the turkey for rotisserie chicken.

04/09/2013 18:07

Hey, this looks really good so my mom and I are making it i will post another review later.


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