Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup, from Key Ingredient (recipe here)
I love it when I look at a recipe’s ingredients list and just write “nope” next to the things that I was never in a million years going to use. This happened a couple times with this one.
They weren’t kidding when they said this one was creamy. It was too creamy. I tasted it before I added the creamy ingredients (I did a 1/2 c of half & half and a 1/2 c of sour cream instead of 2 cups of half & half – once again substituting for not having enough of something and too much of something else) and it was amazing. And then after the creamy stuff…and almost cried. It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t as good anymore.
Some other substitutions – I didn’t like the ingredients in the condensed tomato soup, so I left that out. Instead I used a lb of tomatoes, 1 14 oz can of tomato paste, and 1 can of Trader Joe’s Tuscano Marinara to get in my tomatoes. And I had a bigger package of tortellini than the recipe called for, so I just used the whole thing rather than have a few left over.
My ideal version would be Tomato Tortellini Soup – nix the cream.
Hah. I’m not sure what that little green leaf is in the middle of the soup. I didn’t intend to garnish it…