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Quick Fix: 15-Minute Creamy Tortellini Soup Challenge

Quick Fix: 15-Minute Creamy Alfredo Tortellini with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Onions | The Chelsea Project Blog | www.thechelseaproject.com
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There must be a thousand tortellini soup recipes on the internet.

Maybe even a million.

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But, I wanted a 15-minute alfredo-based creamy tortellini soup.

And….guess what?

Not there.

So I took a 3-hour crock pot version of what I had in mind and shaved it down to 15 minutes

start to slurp.

I mean…….no disrespect to crock pots….but 3 hours?

Huuuum.  No.

Fasten your seat belts soup lovers.

Cuz…

Here we go.

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Step 1:  Get your veggie on.  

Chop…..

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One large onion

8-ounce package of white mushrooms (using presliced saves even more time)

3 garlic cloves (again….using jarred saves even more time)

Step 2:  Saute….in your fav soup pot..

3 to 5 tablespoonfuls cooking oil

And the chopped veggies

Now…see that spinach sitting over there….in the bowl?  Give it a quick wash and drain.  But, do not add it to the pot just yet…..will circle back to it later.

Step 3:  Tort time

But…you can add….

4 cups water……turn up the heat and bring it to a rapid boil

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2 Tablespoonfuls chicken bouillon granules

Sprinkle of pepper – to taste

When the water boils…..dump in a bag of FROZEN cheese tortellini (mine was 19 ounces)

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Step 4:  Go green

When the tortellini begins to plump…..don’t be embarrassed…..everybody’s does.

Turn down the heat so the torts don’t stick…..I’d say to about 4 or 5 on the dial.

Then, dump all of that nice, clean spinach in on top.  I used 4 ounces….add more if you really like spinach.

Cover.

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And let it wilt, let it wilt, let it wilt.

Step 5:  Say hello to Al

Meanwhile. crack open your favorite standard size jar (16 ounces) of alfredo sauce

…and dump it in.  That’s right.  All of it.

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Stir it around and then add…

1/4 cup Half and Half

Step 6:  Finish line

You did it…over the finish line… in a record 15……

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Oh…….and sprinkle parmesan on the top……if you like.

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Applause.  Applause.  Applause.

Seriously.

…..Don’t stop….

………I love applause………

LOL

No….

……seriously……

I really do.

LOL.

Until next time…

Happy slurping,

Suz

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This recipe was inspired by BHG’s Creamy Tortellini, but the 15-Minute ideas are original.

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7 Comments

  • Reply The Cedar Shake Cape January 25, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Yum! Did you really have to get me salivating at work?! Lol looks delish!

    • Reply thechelseaprojectblog January 25, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Have hubs pick up the ingredients…and you will have it made in a quick 15. Have a good day and may the credit be good.

  • Reply arianazuber January 25, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I will be making this next week!! thank you!! and I am in love with your blog!!! <3

    • Reply thechelseaprojectblog January 25, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      TY so much! Feel free to tell all your friends…getting started can be tough…but friends can make it easier. Thanks, friend.

  • Reply thechelseaprojectblog January 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    TY so much! Look forward to seeing how you like it.

  • Reply arianazuber January 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Reblogged this on Life made beautiful and commented:
    Hello Bloggers, I saw this today and just had to share.. probably the easiest tortellini recipe I have seen around, and it just looks so delicious to try! I hope you guys Enjoy, <3

    Ariana

    XOXO

  • Reply Jayne January 25, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Looks quick and easy enough! Just to let you know, since you are a newbie at this blogging thing, πŸ˜‰ there are recipe card plugins you can get so people can easily print the recipe.

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