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There’s never a wrong time of year for Italian-inspired cooking. With rich flavors and tantalizing aromas, Italian cooking is basically the reason the kitchen was invented. Though beans may not be the first ingredient to come to mind when thinking of Italian cuisine, white beans in particular are an innate staple of the classic Italian diet. For that reason, our newest food blogger Tuesday Strong has given us this recipe for a hearty tortellini and white bean soup.

Scrumptious cheesy pasta and delicious red potatoes make for a tasty base to this dish, with celery seed and pesto combining with the earthy flavor of the beans lending a rich flavor. Completely vegetarian and nutritious, it’s the perfect meal for a family dinner with minimal prep and cook time. Pair it with seasoned and baked pita bread for the perfect sidekick that can also sop up the leftover soup! Visit Tuesday’s food blog at Tuesday Cooks for more inspired vegetarian dishes!

Tortellini White Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups carrots, chopped
  • 2 32 oz. containers of vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 8 oz. package cheese tortellini
  • 5 – 7 small red potatoes, skin on, cut in to half inch pieces
  • 1 14 oz. jar Randall Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups corn
  • ½ of a 6.35 oz jar of pesto

Instructions

  1. Cook onion in olive oil over medium heat for ten minutes or until onions are translucent.
  2. Turn heat to low, add garlic and cook for one minute stirring constantly.
  3. Add carrots, broth, celery seed, salt, pepper and bay leaves. Stir to combine, bring to a boil and then simmer on low-medium heat for ten minutes.
  4. Stir in tortellini and potatoes and continue to simmer for fifteen minutes.
  5. Add beans, corn and pesto and continue cooking for five minutes or until tortellini are tender.
  6. Remove bay leaves and enjoy! Makes 8 servings.
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Meatless Monday is so much more appealing when incorporating this tasty dish featuring Randall Beans Great Northern Beans.

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