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Bake-Off® Contest 37, 1996
Fort Worth, Texas

Southwest Tortellini Chowder

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner tonight with this south western style Green Giant® veggies and pasta chowder that's ready in just 25 minutes!

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

3
cans (10 1/2 oz each) condensed chicken broth
1 1/2
cups mild chunky-style salsa or picante
1/2
teaspoon grated orange peel
2
packages (9 oz each) refrigerated meat-filled or cheese-filled tortellini*
2
cups Green Giant® frozen cut broccoli (from 1-lb bag)
1
cup Green Giant® frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-lb bag)
1/2
cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1
can (5 oz) evaporated milk
Dash salt
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

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Steps

  • 1 In Dutch oven or 4-quart saucepan, heat broth, salsa and orange peel to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 minutes.
  • 2 Stir in tortellini and vegetables; cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until tortellini and vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Stir in milk and salt; cook 1 to 2 minutes or just until hot, stirring occasionally. DO NOT BOIL. Top each serving of chowder with cilantro. Serve immediately.
  • 1 In Dutch oven or 4-quart saucepan, heat broth, salsa and orange peel to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 minutes.
  • 2 Stir in tortellini and vegetables; cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until tortellini and vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Stir in milk and salt; cook 1 to 2 minutes or just until hot, stirring occasionally. DO NOT BOIL. Top each serving of chowder with cilantro. Serve immediately.

EXPERT TIPS

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*One 16-oz package frozen tortellini can be substituted for both packages of refrigerated tortellini. Add frozen tortellini to simmered broth mixture; cook 4 minutes. Add vegetables; cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes or until tortellini and vegetables are tender.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
1670mg
1670%;
Total Carbohydrate
56g
56%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.