Tortellini, Bean, and Pesto Soup

This is one of the most popular soups that I make, and my friends and family always request this soup when we get together!

Tortellini, Bean, and Pesto Soup
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp. butter or margarine
  2. 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  3. 1/2 c. carrot, cut into julienne strips
  4. 1/2 c. celery, chopped
  5. 6 c. water
  6. 2 tsp. vegetable or chicken bouillon granules
  7. 1 19 oz. can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  8. 1 10 oz. package dried cheese-filled tortellini
  9. 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  10. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  11. 6 tbsp. basil pesto
  12. 6 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in large pot over medium-low heat.
  2. Cook garlic, carrot, onion, and celery in butter for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in water and bouillon granules.
  4. Heat to boiling and reduce heat.
  5. Stir in beans and tortellini.
  6. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tortellini are tender.
  7. Stir in parsley and pepper.
  8. Top each serving with pesto and Parmesan cheese.
  9. Serve immediately.
Adapted from Better Crocker
Adapted from Better Crocker
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