Nothing like a big bowl of soup when the weather turns cold. We wanted more of an Italian flair and came up with this fun, Italian Cream of Tortellini Soup. The blend of basil and lavender just bring out so much flavor, the creaminess helps to say comfort in every bite.
Italian Cream of Chicken Tortellini Soup
6 cups chicken broth
3 cups cooked chicken, cubed
4 Tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup, diced celery
4 cloves garlic
2 cups baby spinach
4 oz mushrooms, sliced (optional)
2 tsp fresh thyme (1 tsp dried)
1 tsp Culinary Lavender
dash pepper and salt
1/4 cup basil, freshly chopped
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 cup cream (or milk)
1 package (20 oz) cheese tortellini
top with parmesan and fresh chopped basil
In a medium saucepan melt butter on medium heat, add onion, celery, garlic, saute until onions are softened about 3 minutes.
Add chicken broth, chicken, thyme, lavender, basil, dash pepper and salt and mushrooms. Bring up to a simmer and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
Combine cornstarch and cream. Add the cream and cornstarch mix to soup as well as spinach and tortellini. Bring back up to a simmer and simmer for 7 minutes or until tortellini is cooked. Garnish soup with sliced basil and parmesan.
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I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking. I like to say, "where nature meets gourmet".