Last year, when I broke my leg, my friend Brenda, who is a vegetarian, made my Friday meals. I was excited about that, as I knew she would come up with some great meatless ideas.
She did not disappoint.
Cheese Tortellini Soup
Saute: 1 chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Then add to the crockpot along with these ingredients:
42 oz vegetable or beef broth
14 oz stewed tomatoes (I used diced tomatoes with green chilies--this made the soup very hot, which hubby loved!)
1/2 cup mild picante sauce
1 tsp Basil
1 green pepper, diced
Simmer for hours, then 15 minutes before eating add
7 oz dried tortellini
The picture is shown before the soup is done, but it becomes a very red, salsa-looking soup.