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!

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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