Out With the Old, In With the New

Soup is one of American’s favorite comfort foods.  According to the Campbell’s Soup Company, chicken noodle soup and tomato soup are two of the most popular soups in the U.S. today.

Although I enjoy making home-made chicken noodle soup and my kids enjoy dipping their toasted cheese sandwiches in tomato soup, I’m always willing to try something different.  If you’re looking for a new twist to soup night, keep on reading.

One of my good friends, Angie Lookingbill, recently shared her mother-in-law’s recipe for Creamy Tortellini Soup.  It sounds delicious and easy to make, which is always a plus in my book!  I’m looking forward to trying it this weekend.

What’s the most unusual recipe for soup in your book?

Creamy Tortellini Soup



  • 2 c. frozen cheese tortellini noodles, cook as directed
  • 1 T. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c. onion
  • 1/2 c. red bell pepper
  • 1 can chicken broth (10 3/4 oz)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 c. milk
  • 2 c. cooked, diced chicken meat
  • 2 c. frozen vegetables of your choice, cook before putting in soup
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 1/2 t. basil leaves chopped
  • 1/4 t. pepper



  1. After cooking tortellini noodles and frozen vegetables, heat oil and sauté onion and red pepper.
  2. Combine all ingredients in big pot and cook until serving temperature. Enjoy!


Photo from BHG.com