Nothing is better than chicken noodle soup when you are feeling sick. This week I got hit with the cold bug that seems to have taken down quite a few people. So when I found this creamy tomato tortellini soup over at Real Mom Kitchen I knew it would be killer with chicken in it. The perfect chicken noodle soup for the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE over at Moms Crazy Cooking.
This recipe is so easy and easily adaptable to what you have in your pantry. To see the original recipe go here. You will be shocked to find that the base for this soup is two cans of tomato soup. Yep, plain Campbell's tomoato soup. Throw in some fresh cheese tortellini and canned chicken, and this becomes a fast meal too!
The bonus to fresh pasta is the quick cooking time. I got the water going for the tortellini while I mixed together the two cans of tomato soup, a 14.5 ounce can of chicken stock, a 14.5 ounce can of petite diced tomates (I was out of sun-dried tomatoes) and 3 cups of milk or half and half. The original recipe called for vegetable stock, but since I was adding chicken I decided to use chicken stock as well.
I add the can of chicken with juices drained to the stock pot then.
Once it was all combined, I added onion and garlic powders and sweet basil.
When the pasta was cooked, it got a quick drain it was added to the pot.
Then some shredded Parmesan cheese was added to the soup as it finished cooking.
The end result was awesome! The hubby even at two bowls. TWO!! Can you believe it. It was soup. Soup with chicken, and he ATE IT!! This is a keeper.
Be sure to check out the other great chicken noodle soups in this month's Crazy Cooking Challenge. Be sure to vote for your favorite one.