Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WHW {#79}: A Yummy Recipe!

Happy Wednesday! Half way through the week and hopefully feeling good!
I'm still trying to kick this cold...it feels like it's on its way out, thankfully, so here's hoping it's gone by Friday. I have a massage scheduled today after work which can only be a good thing, right?

Anyway, I thought I'd show you what's been hap-"pinning" in my kitchen this week, with a new recipe that I tried on Monday and it did not disappoint!
If you don't know it by now, I'm semi obsessed with soups this season. Almost every week I have some form of soup or chili on the menu and this week was no exception. I found a recipe that is a twist on the tomato based tortellini soup and uses another favorite of mine: spinach and artichokes!
~Creamy Spinach Artichoke Tortellini Soup~

What You Need:
~2 Tbsp butter
~1 small onion, diced 
~1.5 tsp minced garlic (or 3 cloves minced)
~1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
~1/4 C flour
~6 Cups vegetable or chicken broth (I used chicken because we had it)
~12 oz tortellini (I tried out the dry kind from Target and it was yum!)
~14 oz can quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
~2 C. baby spinach, chopped
~1/2 C heavy cream
~salt/pepper
~shredded Parmesan cheese for topping

What You Do:
1. Melt the butter in a large soup pot, then add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Saute until softened.

2. Add in the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for about 30 seconds.

3. Add in the flour and mix together, cooking for about another 2 minutes.

4. Slowly whisk in the vegetable (or chicken) broth, and then bring to a boil. Once boiling, add in the tortellini and cook according to package directions.
5. Once cooked, add in the spinach and the artichokes, stirring to wilt to spinach.
6. Turn heat down to low and add in the heavy cream. Mix well. Then remove the pot from the heat and add in salt and pepper to taste.
Serve it up in a bowl and top with the parmesan cheese. And then enjoy every last little bite!
This one has a tiny bit of a kick due to the red pepper flakes. It's not bad, but if you're making for kids, or you don't like any heat, just omit the step with the red pepper flakes.
This made us 4 servings (and a little extra). I will warn you that the leftovers tend to be less soupy and more pasta-like since the tortellini soaks up the soup overnight. It was still good, it just wasn't soupy the next day for lunch.

Now it's your turn to link up with Jessi and I to share what's hap-"pinning" with you!


20 comments:

  1. I was hoping you would share this after seeing the photo on IG!! Looks delicious! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Your instagram picture had me drooling yesterday. This sounds perfect!

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  3. YUM! I've loved your soup recipes, so I'm sure this will be a hit in our house too <3
    Green Fashionista

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  4. Oh my gosh this looks amazing! I love any soup with tortellini in it, definitely going to try this!

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  5. You have no idea how pumped I am to make this! Especially once it gets colder (loving this random warm weather though) So happy you shared this bc your snap literally made me want to drive to your house!

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  6. I love you for posting this recipe! I was drooling over it on Snapchat and was really hoping you'd post it. Totally making this for dinner this weekend! YUM! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. seriously drooling over here. i always forget about tortellini but it's my fav! adding this to my list - i know it'd be a crowd pleaser

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. I am typically an every Sunday soup maker but not this winter and not a ton last winter. I go through phases!

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  9. I hope the cold goes away asap! There is nothing worse than being pregnant and sick.

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  10. Yum! I'm glad you shared this - it looked delicious when you had it the other night!

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  11. I am so making this this weekend!! This is right up my alley, love every ingredient here. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. This looks so good! I will have to make this!

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  13. Ugh I'm trying to kick a cold too!! It's not helping that the weather keeps yo-yo'ing! This soup looks DELICIOUS!! I might give it a try next week! XOXO,R

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  14. Yes! I was waiting for you to share this! I saw the picture on IG the other night and it looked soooo good. I'm always on board for tortellini!

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  15. We make a tomato version of this same soup, and now I can't wait to try yours!! Looks SO good!

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  16. This looks so good!!! Also - prenatal massages are the BEST!

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  17. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  18. I've been craving a good hearty soup when it actually gets cold here but sick of the usual stuff. This sounds perfect and I love all the ingredients!

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  19. I'm not a big soup fan, but this one actually looks really good. Thanks for sharing!

    -Lauren

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