My mom has a fabulous tortellini soup recipe that is a family favorite in my house. It used to be quite a production to make it since I had to thaw and cook chicken, chop and brown celery and onions, and that’s assuming I have celery on hand which is a rare occasion. One day at the grocery store I discovered a box of tortellinis in the pasta section, NOT refrigerated. I’ve always used the refrigerated kind so had to plan ahead for that too. Well this gave me the idea to try making my mom’s recipe but substituting all Thrive ingredients (except the tortellinis and spices). Let me just say, I will NEVER go back to the old way again.
This recipe has become a go-to meal for my family because I always have EVERYTHING on hand for it, and I can whip it up in under fifteen minutes. Cheaper and faster and WAY healthier than any fast food option I could think of. That’s a big WIN around this busy house of mine!
Chicken Tortellini Soup – Thrive Style
10 1/2 c. water
6 T. Thrive Chicken Bouillon (on sale this month)
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. salt
Sprinkle of red pepper flakes (optional)
1 c. Thrive Freeze-Dried Chopped Dhicken)
1/3 c. Thrive Freeze-Dried Celery (on sale this month)
1/4 c. Thrive Freeze-Dried Onions (on sale this month in pantry can variety pack)
12 oz package of Barilla Tortellini (yes they are shelf stable!)
In large pot add water, bouillon, and spices. Bring to a boil. Add the freeze-dried chicken and let heat for 5 minutes. Add freeze-dried onions and celery. Add tortellinis and cook according to package directions. Refrigerated tortellinis tend to need less cook time than the dried versions. Once the noodles are done, enjoy!
On Sale This Month
I wanted to highlight this recipe because it uses lots of ingredients that are ON SALE in April. My favorite deal is the pantry can variety pack of veggies. You can get a huge sampling of the vegetables that Thrive offers and see what you like and order more of those varieties. The veggies are one of my favorite products for saving time and money in the kitchen (no chopping, no waste, no tears, no extra shopping for fresh). Click here to view all of the April Monthly Specials.