Beginning with my Fast Chicken Soup Base it is easy to knock hours off of the cooking time usually needed for homemade chicken soup and still end up with soup that tastes even better than the 'from scratch' method. With a little creativity you can easily
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 recipe Fast Chicken Soup Base
- 1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated small cheese tortellini
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 medium zucchini, diced
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Prepare Fast Chicken Soup Base. Bring to a simmer.
Add these, then simmer until tender, 10-20 minutes: 1 9-ounce package refrigerated small cheese tortellini; 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes; 2 medium zucchini, diced; 1 tsp. dried basil.
Before removing from heat, stir in: 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley.
Final touch: Add salt and pepper, to taste.
This recipe was originally featured in the USA WEEKEND article Soup Up Your Chicken Soup on February 23, 2003.
Find the Perfect Recipe from Pam Anderson.Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.