Pinterest Pressure

About a month ago I pinned a recipe on Pinterest.  Not that unusual, but what was unusual was that very quickly over 500 people repinned that recipe!!!  571 to be exact.  Maybe this happens to you all the time, but I don't think I ever got that many repins before.

Sure, the recipe sounded good and fairly simple.  However, I wasn't feeling like soup 
until the weather started getting a bit chillier outside...as it has lately.  
For the love of you people, I am sharing my little Pinterest Test Kitchen experiment here, and I can tell you it turned out pretty darn good!!  It's simple and a little more hearty than some soups because of the tortellini.  I served it with some crusty garlic bread and called it a meal.
For the sake of authenticity, I followed the recipe to a tee (I don't always).  I chose to use the sun dried tomato paste instead of the sun dried tomatoes just because that's what I had.
This is a recipe that could definitely be played with to suit your taste.  I may add some baby spinach leaves or lighten it up by substituting the half and half.  However, it tastes great as is.  I will be keeping this soup in my quick lunch or dinner repertoire this fall and winter. 
571 people were on the right track!!
Let me know if you try it!!!
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The Ingredients

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup Adapted from {Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen}
Credit www.recipeswagger.blogspot.com

2 whole large Cloves Of Garlic Minced
2 Tbl Olive Oil
2 10 3/4 oz Cans of Condensed Tomato Soup
1/4 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped or 2 Tbl Of Sun Dried Tomato Paste
2 cups Half-and-half
2 cups Chicken Stock or Vegetable Stock
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 Tbl Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 whole 9 Oz Package Of Cheese Filled Tortellini
1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese, for garnish

Saute garlic with the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat until golden brown.
Be sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t get too brown or burnt.
When the garlic is done, add tomato soup, tomatoes, half and half, chicken stock and spices.
Bring to a simmer.
Once simmering, drop tortellini into the soup. Cook according to the package directions.
After tortellini are cooked, ladle soup into bowls and top with parmesan cheese.

A watched pot never...simmers!



RockinMom said...

That looks SO good. I am going to try it. Yum.

Kim said...

I'm going to try it too. Looks yummy and sounds easy. Perfect combo. ;)

Kerri said...

Wow Cindy, that's a LOT of repins! Sometimes I get 7 or 8 repins. :)
Thanks for sharing- I will definitely make this one!

yaya said...

I can see why it got so many pins..thanks for sharing it! I have family coming in next weekend and I'm going to make this! My hubby has a tortellini soup that's spicy that we love too. Yours looks much easier and faster to make. Maybe he'll have to make his and I'll make this and we can compare! YUM! Don't forget to stop at my blog and enter my giveaway!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh this looks so yummy!
I am having a Fun Fall Foods Linky party tomorrow and every recipe link (old or new) is eligible to win the giveaway.

I'd love for you to link up!

Karen said...

Looks marvelous and so easy.

Lorrie said...

Looks yummy and easy. I'm visiting from Laura's (Decor to Adore).

You KNOW who!! said...

Hmmmm...I don't see the WW points listed here? ha ha ha


Debbie Downer ;)