I know I say a lot of things are easy and delicious. But this tortellini soup is on a whole new level of awesome. You literally dump a couple of ingredients into a pot and let it cook. Yet it still feels so fancy. And even in the summer if feels more like a pasta dish instead of soup. You don't get all hot and feel like--why am I eating soup when it is 100 degrees outside? Oh, it's not 100 degrees for you right now? Well it is here and the soup still feels fresh and delicious.
Easy Tortellini Soup (adapted from Almost Amish--a very good and highly recommended book about simple living)
5 cups of chicken broth (I use bullion cubes and water)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 jar of five cheese spaghetti sauce (three cheese is okay too, whatever you can find)
Total of 1 tsp. dry or 2 tsp. fresh Italian herbs (I use fresh basil and oregano from our garden)
Salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese to serve (optional)
Mix broth, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, and herbs in a soup pot. Bring to a boil. Add tortellini and cook 4-5 minutes until al dente. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Parmesan cheese.