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Southwest Tortellini Chowder

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  6 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Enjoy a sumptuous dinner tonight with this south western style Green Giant® veggies and pasta chowder that's ready in just 25 minutes!

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

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

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.

Expert Tips

*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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
400
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
24%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
1670mg
70%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Protein
23g
23%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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