Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tortellini in Artichoke Sauce

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I am not a fan of using creamed soups in recipes. My mom and Nanny never cooked that way but when Steve told me that this is his favorite dish I decided to give it a shot. His mom found the recipe in a magazine years ago and it wasn't her cooking style either but I'm glad she was brave enough to try it out! I've been making this dish for a couple of years now and it has become one of my favorites. I lighten it up by using 98% fat free soup and a little more chicken broth. I don't usually measure the broth just add it until it's the consistency I like. Since this is one of Steve's favs I actually buy two packages of tortellini (he eats one on his own!) but still use the same amount of sauce. I also add more prosciutto because we love it and it adds a lot of flavor to this very simple dish.

I hope you love this as much as we do. We all need a dish that doesn't take a lot of time to put together but still has big flavor and this is just that!

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Here is the original recipe. Follow it as it is written, use my changes or make your own. Either way it will be fabulous!

Tortellini in Artichoke Sauce


2 cloves of garlic, minced
¼ tsp. dried crushed Basil leaves
2 tbs. Olive Oil
1 can (10 ¾ oz.) condensed Cream of Celery Soup
½ cup chicken broth
1 can Artichoke hearts, drained
3 – 4 slices prosciutto, cut in strips
¼ cup sliced Black Olives
4 cups cooked tortellini

In saucepan, cook garlic and basil in oil a few minutes. Add remaining ingredients except tortellini. Heat through stirring occasionally. Toss with tortellini.

Makes 3 ½ cups.

Happy New Year to my readers...old friends AND new, and to your families! Thank you to my parents, my sister and my brother for always reading my posts and being supportive of this new project! Thank you all for giving me a reason to keep posting! Thank you to my Nanny, Emilia, for inspiring me to start this blog. May she Reast in Peace.

Be safe! Have fun! Talk to you in 2009!!!


Bob said...

Mmm, totellini rule. Looks good!

Dawn said...

that does sound good, I might have to try this one.
happy new year to you too!
felice anno nuovo a voi

Spryte said...

You've mentioned this before... I'm glad you posted it!

I've been wanting to try it!

The Blonde Duck said...

Saw you on Lisa's blog and wanted to say hi! Love the tortallini!

The Food Hunter said...

that tortellini sure looks good. Happy New Year.

Aggie said...

Happy New Year to you!!

I looooove tortellini, and artichokes, looks delcious!! said...

I have a Campbell's Soup cookbook from the 70's. Talk about your cream of everything and anything soup recipes. I grew up on Chicken A'la King and Chicken Tetrazinni. (Have no idea how to spell that.) Anyway, kind of turned me off to creamed soups for life, but this looks pretty darn good. You could even just pour over regular pasta I'm sure.

MaryAnn said...

Hi Michele!

I love this recipe. Thanks for sharing all your recipes with us.
I sincerely enjoy stopping by and reading your blog.

P.S. The music is terrific! Makes me feel happy!!

Carolyn said...

Yummmmm - this is another one I must try - proscutto and artichokes: 2 of my favorite things!

(I think it was a bad idea to read your blog while I am waiting for Steve to come home for dinner!)