Tortellini Chowder

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Very good and hearty. Combines Italian tortellini with Mexican seasonings. Top with tortilla chips and fresh cilantro.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • cup chopped green chile pepper

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

  • 1 tablespoon margarine

  • 3 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 cups peeled and cubed potatoes

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 2 cups cheese tortellini

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1 pint half-and-half cream

Directions

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion, bell pepper, chile pepper, garlic and jalapeno in margarine until tender but not brown, 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in broth, potatoes, cumin, salt, pepper and red pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes, until potatoes are just tender.

  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside.

  4. In a small bowl, stir together flour and vegetable oil. Pour into soup, increase heat to medium, and cook until thickened and bubbly. Stir in corn, half-and-half and tortellini and heat through. Serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
16g Fat
39g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 622mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 25mg 126%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 347mg 7%

* 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.

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