Happy Soup


I made this soup up one night, from whatever I had on hand! The result was so easy and so delicious!! It made me happy, thus the name!! Try it with garlic and crusty French bread, or even cheese bread!! Garnish with grated Romano cheese.

6 to 8 servings


  • 5 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

  • ¼ tablespoon dried basil

  • 16 ounces fresh cheese-filled tortellini

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 teaspoons grated Romano cheese

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn


  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, bring the broth to a boil. Add the red pepper flakes and basil to taste, then add the tortellini and cook per package instructions, or until tender.

  2. Add the beans and cheese and reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, or until beans are tender. Add the corn and allow to heat through, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
5g Fat
52g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 1989mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 91mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.