I’ve been eating this for as long as I can remember. My husband had never had tortellini soup until I made it for him the first time. Now it’s one of his favorites. This goes well with a nice grilled ham and cheese sandwich on a cold winter day.
1/4 cup onion, small dice
2 to 4 cloves of garlic, depending on preference
2 stalks of celery, sliced
2 good sized carrots, sliced
1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken, optional
1 box chicken broth
1 bag frozen cheese or chicken tortellini
dried or fresh parsley
In a heavy bottom pot, add a bit of olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the onions and the garlic. I use my Microplane Grater to grate the garlic. Then no one gets big pieces in their soup. Make sure you don’t burn the garlic. After a few minutes add the celery and carrots. Cook for four or five minutes. Add the chicken if using (I usually don’t unless I have some in the fridge from another meal). Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Once you’re boiling, add the tortellini. Boil a few minutes until the tortellini are cooked to your liking. Turn it off and add your parsley. The parsley gives it nice flavor.