Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini
If you're a fan of the classic dipping duo of toasty grilled cheese and tomato soup then you'll want to try this combo: cheese-filled pasta floating in an earthy tomato base gives you that same craveable carb-and-creamy mashup, without all the crumbs. This family-friendly tomato tortellini soup is popular with kids, but adults will love it too--both its flavor and the fact that it requires less than 30 minutes of active time to prepare.
Tips: Clean leeks well to be sure they're grit-free: After slicing, swish around in a bowl of water to release any sand or soil trapped between the layers. Scoop the leeks out of the bowl with a slotted spoon, leaving any sand or soil behind in the bowl. Drain well. Repeat as needed.
To crush dried herbs, press and rub them in your hand. This releases their aromatic, flavor-infusing oils before you cook with them.
2 1/2 vegetable, 2 fat, 1 1/2 starch