This Vegetable Medley Tortellini Soup is also known as “kick the cold right out of you soup.” Delicious flavor combination of veggies in a easy, satisfying soup that warms our body and soul all at the same time.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if mom went away for a week? Would everyone starve? Would the house fall into a complete chaos with kids running rampant through the house as dad sits tied up in the corner with a sock in his mouth? Would every living things survive in the house?
I had the pleasure to test this when I went to visit my family in Russia last week. I went away for a week, leaving my husband and my son to spend some quality time together. (With a fridge fully stocked and a few dishes prepared, of course.) I left my husband a few notes and friendly reminders but most important one was to “keep all the living things alive.” This included not just the child and himself but also our cat, fish, and plants. I figured that he will be so focused on keeping our little man happy that pets and plants will most likely be forgotten.
Even though I was completely confident that he would have no trouble at all following all our normal daily routines with school, homework and food, a small part of me was still a little scared of what I might walk into when I return. When I got back home, I was very happy to find out that they had a wonderful time together, everyone was alive and fed, the house was covered in toys, yet manageable, but what I was not happy to find out was that they both were sick.
They may have kept the hunger at bay but they could not keep those germs away.
You may have noticed this unusual weather that we all have been having. Spring has been a little cooler than usual even here, in Florida. It’s been chilly at night but hot during the day. Pretty much the perfect weather for all the yucky viruses to be having some fun. They had a little too much fun with my boys and left them with runny noses.
So, the morning after I got back, not knowing the state of my fridge yet, I ran out to the store and grabbed a bunch of veggies and tortellini. I decided to make them a quick soup that is completely loaded with veggies, i.e. vitamins and nutrients, some tortellini to entice then, and lot’s of fresh cracked black peppercorns to get the blood doing.
Oh, this soup definitely did the trick! So delicious, warming and satisfying.
Vegetable Medley Tortellini Soup
- 1 large shallot
- 1 leek about .5 lb
- 1/3 lb yellow squash
- 1/3 lb green beans
- 1/3 lb shiitake mushrooms
- 3 large garlic cloves
- 1 lb refrigerated tortellini
- 25-30 oz vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 1/2 tsp dry thyme
- Fresh cracked black peppercorns
- Preheat a large pot over medium heat.
- Add some vegetable oil for cooking the veggies.
- Wash and slice shallot, leek (just the white part, discarding the green leaves) and shiitake mushrooms. Wash and chop green beans into about 1-inch pieces.
- Wash and dice yellow squash.
- Saute shallots and leek until flagrant. Add mushrooms and saute until softened. Add green beans and squash. Cook, stirring often, for 5-7 minutes.
- Smash garlic cloves and dice them. Add garlic to the pot. Saute until fragrant.
- Add vegetable broth and bring to boil.
- Add tortellini, thyme, salt and a good amount of fresh cracked black peppercorns (to taste). Cook until tortellini is done.
- Serve right away, nice and hot.
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Just checking – is that a 1/2 lb. leek and 1/3 of a lb. for the other veggies? And can you use just the white button mushrooms instead of the shitake? Thank you!
Yes, that’s the measurement. Honestly, if you use a little more of one and a little less of another, it won’t hurt the soup. You can use white button, or baby bella, shiitake just have a different flavor. I find it stronger and even smokey. You can also use a full size portobello, sliced.
I hope you enjoy it!
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
I’m sure the soup did the trick as well as you being back home to give all the TLC that they want. The weather has been crazy — when we were in Florida and once we got back home. Now we are heading your way again — not quite as far as Florida but a stone’s throw away at Saint Simons Island, GA. If you ever get up this way you’ll have to let me know. 🙂 BTW, I don’t care if it is 100 degrees outside I still love soup and yours looks great. Have a great weekend.
Thank you, Marisa, will do!
Beautiful recipes Lyuba. Hope you feel much better. Take care of yourself this weekend and relax.
Thank you so much, Liz. I’ll definitely try my best.
I hope everyone feels better soon! The soup looks delicious!
Thank you, Roxana!