Healthy Recipes

One-pot Meal: Tortellini and Escarole Soup

Make meal time effortless by throwing a couple ingredients into a pot.

Tortellini and Escarole Soup
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Calories 162
Protein 6g
Fat 4g
Carbs 26g
Fiber 3g
Sodium 454mg
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Shiitake mushrooms contain an ingredient called eritadenine, which allows the body tissues to absorb cholesterol and keep it from circulating through the blood. Mushrooms also contain anti-viral and anti-cancer properties.

Tortellini and Escarole Soup
You'll need
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 6 mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
  • 7 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 5 cups chopped escarole
  • 1 9-oz. pkg. mushroom or cheese tortellini, cooked
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Escarole is high in vitamin A, which supports eye health, but it's also high in vitamin K. Vitamin K is responsible for blood clotting, strong bone health, and aids in cell growth. Just a ½ cup provides approximately 70% of your suggested daily value.

Directions 
1. In large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and mushrooms, and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes.
2. Add broth, and bring to a simmer. Add escarole, and cook for two minutes. Add cooked tortellini, and heat through. Serve hot, sprinkled with Parmesan if desired.
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