Oct 19, 2014

Tortellini Chowder

"Very good and hearty. Combines Italian tortellini with Mexican seasonings. Top with tortilla chips and fresh cilantro. -Recipe by SILVERWOLF


2/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/3 cup chopped green chile pepper
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon margarine
3 cups vegetable broth
2 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups cheese tortellini
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 pint half-and-half cream

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, stir together flour and vege
  • Stir in broth, potatoes, cumin, salt, pepper and red pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes, until potatoes are just tender.
  • table oil. Pour into soup, increase heat to medium, and cook until thickened a
  • In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion, bell pepper, chile pepper, garlic and jalapeno in margarine until tender but not brown, 5 minutes.
  • nd bubbly. Stir in corn, half-and-half and tortellini and heat through. Serve.

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