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Italian Meatball and Tortellini Soup

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6

This hearty Italian-inspired meatball soup, packed with three-cheese tortellini, bell peppers, tomatoes and cheese, is perfect to serve with a side of crusty French bread on a chilly day. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
2
cups fully cooked frozen Italian meatballs (from 22-oz bag)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
package (9 oz) refrigerated three-cheese tortellini
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add red bell pepper and onion; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • 2
    Add diced tomatoes, broth, frozen meatballs, salt and pepper; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 4 to 5 minutes or until heated through. Stir in tortellini; return to simmering, and cook uncovered 4 to 5 minutes or until pasta is heated through.
  • 3
    Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

  • This is a hearty soup; if you prefer more broth, add an additional 1 cup chicken broth.
  • Stir in 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes for a little zip.
  • Garnish with fresh basil, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
1420mg
59%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
6g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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