This time of year screams SOUP to me!
I tend to overload my Pinterest "Soup" Board with cream based or chili-like soups but that isn't always what I am craving. Sometimes I just want something warm and hearty that will fill me up and leave me satisfied without the heaviness of beans and meat.
When a co-worker of mine said she had a soup recipe that would fit that criteria I immediately made my grocery list and headed home for some soup and tortellini.
She was right...it was awesome....and so delicious that I had to make more to keep in my freezer for another night.
Tortellini and Chicken Soup
2 boxes chicken stock
3 stalks celery, roughly chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 chicken breasts
1/4 cup garlic powder
3 tablespoons black pepper
1 package sliced fresh mushrooms
fresh tortellini (whatever flavor you prefer though I would steer clear of anything with red meat in it just because the flavors would clash with the chicken)
Pour the chicken stock in a large pot and add all of the ingredients except the mushrooms and tortellini.
Bring to a boil and cook until the chicken is done. Remove the chicken and shred it with two forks.
Return to the pot. (If you are planning on freezing it for another meal stop here and add the mushrooms and pasta when you are ready to serve -- do not freeze it with the pasta and mushrooms or they will get super mushy) Add mushrooms and tortellini and cook for 4-6 minutes or until done.