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Monday, February 1, 2016

Italian Tortellini Soup

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Progresso™. The opinions and text are all mine.

Warm up with a bowl of this Italian Tortellini Soup! It comes together quickly! #ProgressoEats

Warm up with a bowl of this Italian Tortellini Soup! It comes together quickly! #ProgressoEats AD

We're officially in the second month of the new year .... how are those resolutions working out for you?! While I feel like we're making progress to reach our goals in the Love Bakes Good Cakes house, I have to admit, that some days are tougher than others! While I feel like we're making better decisions when it comes to our diet and meal planning, I know we are falling short when it comes to getting enough activity! But, we're still working on that one! :)

Warm up with a bowl of this Italian Tortellini Soup! It comes together quickly! #ProgressoEats AD

If there's one thing I've noticed, eating healthy takes a lot of time and preparation! When I write out our menu every week, I try to make better choices by choosing leaner cuts of meat, adding meals with more colorful veggies, and by limiting fats and sugars. With Progresso™, it's easy to stay on track! They have a variety of delicious soups you can stock up on - or you can use the convenient Progresso™ Cooking Stocks to create your own delicious recipes, too! While I enjoy the Progresso™ ready-to-serve soup options for a quick weekday lunch, I prefer to make my own soup for dinner!

In the Love Bakes Good Cakes house, we love soup and eat it year round. It's just so comforting, isn't it?! As I noted with some of our resolutions for 2016, we are focusing on incorporating more veggies in our diet. I have to be honest .... kale is not a favorite with the kiddos, although they will eat it (begrudgingly, of course!). However, they love it in this Italian Tortellini Soup - maybe the fact that it's cooked in Progresso™ Cooking Stock helps because it adds so much flavor! I love that it tastes just like homemade stock - without all the work! If you think soup needs all day to simmer for the flavors to blend, this soup makes a quick and satisfying meal - all in about 30 minutes! Progresso™ Cooking Stock cuts down on the cook time while still providing that great slow-cooked homemade taste!

Warm up with a bowl of this Italian Tortellini Soup! It comes together quickly! #ProgressoEats AD

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Italian Tortellini Soup
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients 
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, casings removed (if applicable)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 6 cups packed chopped kale, thick stems removed
  • 8 cups (2 cartons) Progresso™ Chicken Cooking Stock
  • 1 pkg. (20 oz.) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)

Instructions

1. In a soup pot or Dutch oven, brown and crumble the sausage with the onion and garlic over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.

2. Stir in Italian seasoning, kale, and stock. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.

3. Add tortellini and cook an additional 5-6 minutes.

4. Serve individual portions topped with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Warm up with a bowl of this Italian Tortellini Soup! It comes together quickly! #ProgressoEats AD

I also want to let you know about a special contest, too! You can submit your own Progresso™ recipe to http://www.foodnetwork.com/freshrecipecontest for your chance to win $5000 in the Progresso™ Fresh & Easy Recipe Contest! Entrants must be 21+ and live in the contiguous 48 states. The prize will be $5,000. All recipe submissions must include Progresso™ brand soup, broth, and/or stock in order to be reviewed. And, all entrants must check full contest rules and details on the site before entering. The contest runs from 2/1/16-2/29/16. I would love to see a Love Bakes Good Cakes reader enter and win!

Warm up with a bowl of this Italian Tortellini Soup! It comes together quickly! #ProgressoEats AD

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Progresso™. The opinions and text are all mine.

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