Thursday, March 24, 2011

Italian Tortellini Stew

It's like winter here again....35 degrees and windy after recent days of Spring like weather. Yuck! So soup sounded good. This one can be done in about a half hour!

1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup diced carrots
1 clove minced garlic
1/4-1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 14 oz. can chicken broth
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 cup water
1 15 oz. can cannellini beans
1 medium sized zucchini, diced
1 9 oz. package store bought tortellini

Heat olive oil over medium heat and add onion and carrots for 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic for a minute.

Add broth, tomatoes, and water and bring to a boil. Add zucchini and beans and simmer over low heat until veggies are soft, usually 15-20 minutes.

Add one package tortellini for last 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Total carbs in recipe= 215

**Carb count is tricky since broth, tomatoes, zucchini and carrots don't have much of an impact for us. We usually end up eyeballing how many tortellini and beans she actually has in her bowl.

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