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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cheese Tortellini in Light Broth

On the weekends, I like to make things that are super simple. The less dishes that are dirtied, the more I like the recipe. I tend to shy away from planning meals that require more than two pans in a meal. I mean, taste matters of course, but only dirtying a few dishes is much better than having to load the dishwater full of pans just for a meal. 

I found this recipe while breezing through my Giada Everyday Italian cookbook. When looking at the Food Network website, she has since included Parmesan crisps to this recipe. Next time I make this, I will have to try the crisps as well. The version that I made had Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top along with the parsley. The reviews for this recipe say that it is a great base for adding more flavor through celery, carrots, and other vegetables. I prefer to keep it as is because simple truly is best and best left untouched. 


8 cups low-salt chicken broth
Freshly ground black pepper2 (9-ounce) packages refrigerated cheese tortellini2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves


Pour the broth into a heavy large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Season the broth with pepper, to taste. Add the tortellini. Simmer over medium heat until al dente, about 7 minutes.

Ladle the broth and tortellini into soup bowls. Top with parsley and Parmesan and serve.

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