Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tortellini & White Bean Soup + Link-Up!

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the very first Taste of Tuesday Link-Up!! We recently had a cold front come to Dallas - and by cold front, I mean it was in the 30's for a few days. Since the cold front ran through Dallas, Tyler and I wanted to make a soup while we still had the chance. I've had my eye on this recipe for a while now - it's from Giada de Laurentiis’ cookbook Everyday Pasta. I've seriously tabbed about 12 recipes from that book alone, but we'll start with this one! It's AH-MAZING!! The mixture of the tortellini, white beans, green chard and pancetta is absolute perfection. This soup was SO easy and perfect for a chilly day.

- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 oz pancetta, chopped
- 3 large shallots, chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 4 cups chopped Swiss or red chard (I used green chard, since they didn't have Swiss)
- 7 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 (9 oz) package fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
- Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)

Step 1: Chop the pancetta, carrots, shallots, garlic and chard.

Step 2: Heat a large pot on medium heat and add olive oil. Once heated, add the carrots, shallots, garlic and pancetta and cook for about 5 minutes or until pancetta is crispy; Stir occasionally.

Step 3: Add in beans, chard and chicken broth to the pancetta mixture and stir well. Bring to a boil over medium to high heat, then lower to a simmer. Add in fresh (or frozen) tortellini and cook for 5 minutes (8 if frozen).

Step 4: Season with ground black pepper and stir well.

Step 5: Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and enjoy!

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  1. That looks so good! Can't wait to try all of these new recipes everyone is linking up! Following from the Taste of Tuesday link up. (:

  2. Yum! I actually have that cookbook! I think I tagged that one to make later too. Now I will definitely have to try it.

    1. Giada's the best! It's a must try!! Have a great day!

  3. So after looking at all your beautiful pictures, I decided I need your knife, haha! It looks so fancy! I need to make this asap! I love anything that has tortellini in it!

    1. We got the knife set at Bed Bath and Beyond.. we LOVE them! They're the Calphalon Katana Series!! :)

  4. That looks wonderful. I need to make it soon! I live in Dallas too, and I am not liking this recent cold front! Where is summer?!

    1. YAY for Dallas girls! I know - it was 80 yesterday and now freezing today! Only in TX.

  5. This looks so yummy!! Glad I found your via Ashley!!

  6. So excited to join in on the party! This recipe looks amazing! I love tortellini anything and everything so I will definitely be making this soon! :)

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