My Kentucky Kitchen ~ Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

February 15, 2017 | Comment on This

If you’re new to my site, I’m cooking up something brand new in 2017 ~ my  newsletter! Since I’m always searching for fresh ways to connect with readers, this seems like a fun way to do it…

To sign up, please go to the little letter icon on the home page and simply enter your email address or follow this link here. Newsletter subscribers receive book news in advance, a monthly giveaway, and more! I’ll also be including a favorite family recipe from My Kentucky Kitchen each month.

For the February launch, here’s a soup recipe our family enjoys wintry nights with a green salad & crusty bread:

2 garlic cloves (chopped)
1 small onion (chopped)
2 (15 ounce) cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes
2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans tomato soup
2 (10 ounce) cans milk (use soup can)
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped or 1 tablespoon dried basil
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
3 tablespoons Italian-style tomato paste
1⁄2 cup light cream or 1⁄2 cup half-and-half
1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 (9 ounce) package cheese tortellini

In soup pot, heat olive oil then add onion and garlic. Saute till soft over medium heat.

Add canned diced tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, basil, tomato soup, and the milk. Stir well till blended.

Simmer for 25 minutes.

Add light cream and parmesan cheese.

Lastly, add tortellini and cook about 15 minutes or until tender.


22 responses to “My Kentucky Kitchen ~ Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup”

  1. Amy M. says:

    Mrs. Frantz,

    I tried signing up for your newsletter, but keep getting the following error message: The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabled.

    Not sure if it’s on your end or mine, but wanted to make you aware.

    • laurafrantz says:

      So appreciate you flagging me, Amy! I apologize & have let my web person know. Hopefully it will be a quick fix. Thank you!

      • Amy M. says:

        For whatever reason I still can’t sign-up for your newsletter (insert sobbing here). Is there anyway you can use my e-mail and add me on your side? Sorry to be such a hassle, but I don’t want to miss a thing.

        • laurafrantz says:

          Sobbing on my end, too! But I did plug your email in this morning after I read this so hopefully you rec’d the confirmation. It wouldn’t be the same without you in newsletter land! Hugs and thanks to you, Amy!

  2. Beth Erin says:

    Oh yummy, Laura! Can I just come enjoy that soup with you? I can bring cookies! Hugs to you, dear friend!!!

    • laurafrantz says:

      So happy to see one of my favorite reading friends here! We’re tweaking & it’s a little crazy so you’re a welcome sight!

  3. Sandra Byrd says:

    Sounds delicious! Beautiful newsletter!!

    • laurafrantz says:

      So appreciate your kind words, my friend! Wish I could get out of editor mode as I’m already finding things to tweak for round 2;) Always learning. Happy you’re here!

  4. Izella Cadwallader says:

    The soup sounds delicious! I just finished reading “Moonbow”. Loved it!!!!

    • laurafrantz says:

      Soup and a book are two favorite things, Izella! Wonderful to see you here. Every time your name pops up, I think it belongs in a book:) Thank you for taking time for Moonbow. I’ll soon share the new title for book 9 and cover art direction. But I do miss Tempe and Sion and crew!

  5. Linda Rutherford says:

    Tried your liink to what are you reading but it wouldn’t work so I’ll tell you here. I’m reading Love’s Faithful Promise by Susan Anne Mason. It’s the third book in the Courage To Dream series. I highly recommend it.

    • laurafrantz says:

      Dear Linda, Bless you for being here (and I’ll check on that stubborn link)! I had dinner with Susan Mason in Nashville last fall and she’s as wonderful as her books! So glad you have that series which is remarkable. Those covers, too, are among my favorites!

  6. Brenda Murphree says:

    I would like to try this soup. Sounds good. BTW I have some of your books in my TBR stack.

    • laurafrantz says:

      Brenda, So happy you’re here and wanting to read – and try that soup recipe! Books and recipes are dear to my heart:) Thank you!

  7. Mary Jill oombs says:

    I also tried to respond to you inquiry about What are YOU reading because apart from God’s Word I love to share Books! I am Reading Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen which I find to be among her very Best! Books always surprise me!I just finished The Thorn Healer By Pepper Bashman–So Good! Next is Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky…Cant”t wait! I also loved The Cottage which you are reading!!! So grateful for you! You are Loved!

    • laurafrantz says:

      I’m smiling as I read your comments as you’re reading several personal friends:) So very grateful for you!

  8. Jeanne says:

    Thanks for the recipe from your Kentucky Kitchen. Great newsletter! Books, recipes, scripture and some beautiful pictures; what’s not to like.

    • laurafrantz says:

      Love your gracious spirit, Jeanne! So thankful you like the newsletter. I’ll get even newbies soon, sharing the coming cover & new title for my next book:) Bless you for being here!

  9. Mary Koester says:

    Soup recipe and a new newsletter! Terrific combination! Thanks dear writer friend! Enjoying it!

    Mary Koester

    • laurafrantz says:

      You are such a gem, Mary. Everytime you pop up I feel like the sun is shining:) Bless you so much!

  10. Mary Kay says:

    The soup sounds delicious. As you say, perfect for a cold winter evening. I wonder how well it would convert to a crock-pot ~ though with simplicity as your watchword this year, you’re unlikely to be so pressed as to need to do the hurry-up kind of soup-making. 🙂

    With builder-son buried under record snowfall, it’s funny to read of you wishing for it. Seems like the country is buried in it. Fascinating how large and varied is this country is. Happy cocooning, Laura. Can’t wait to hear about the new book! Blessings, dear friend.

    • laurafrantz says:

      Such an odd winter! Amazing about your son. This time last year we were digging out from almost 2 feet of snow! What a difference a year makes (or even a day). Yes, this soup is quite good and I’ve even added mini ravioli as opposed to tortellini. But it would be equally good without, just paired with a delectable grilled cheese. Can you tell I’m a foodie?! Bless you, dear Mary Kay!