My husband makes fun of me because every time it starts to get cold outside (cold being between 50-60 degrees), I get all in a tizzy and get so excited about making my *Winter Meals*. Winter meals usually involve one of two things: soup or roasting. Although summer is my favorite time of year, I really do love winter meals. I am starting to think that I just like to be warm and anything that makes me warm…well, I love it!
I threw this soup together one day a few years ago when I was staring into the fridge wondering what to make for dinner. It is fast, easy and has a lot of delicious flavor! Did I mention…easy??? I need easy, healthy meals for the week nights. What mom doesn’t?
Chicken, Tortellini, & Spinach Soup
1 quart (box)+ 1 can of chicken stock
1 can diced tomatoes
1 10 oz. package of fresh cheese tortellini
2-3 cups rotisserie chicken chopped/shredded
1 6 oz. bag of fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup fresh pesto (I use the Trader Joe’s brand. You can find it near the cheese and hummus!)
salt/pepper to taste
Top with shredded Parmesan cheese
1. Combine chicken stock, tomatoes, tortellini, chicken, and spinach in a large pot.
2. Cook on high to reduce spinach down.
3. Add pesto and mix well.
4. Boil for 10 minutes and then reduce to simmer.
5. Add salt/pepper to taste.
6. Serve in bowl and top with Parmesan cheese.
Yes, it is that easy. Did I mention fast and healthy too??