Friday, June 10, 2011

Donatello Soup

First off I would like to begin by saying thank you all for your patience! The break was much needed and now that my baby girl is 4 weeks old, it's time to get back in the ring.

As I was growing up, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became super popular.  The four freakishly large turtles were taught Ninjutsu by their slightly creepier sensei Splinter the Rat.  It was very bizarre and more than a little peculiar to see large tortoises named after Renaissance artists fighting evil megalomaniacs using nunchaku and dual-wielding katanas and sais.

I was intrigued.  Of course, being a girl, I was drawn to the one wearing the purple mask.  His name was Donatello and he was the peacemaker.  He would rather use his knowledge and scientific skills to solve problems than hit guys over the head with his bo staff.  He was the gentleman type. The type of over-sized turtle you would bring home to meet the parents... Ok, maybe that is taking it a bit too far, but I had an infatuation with him.  That is probably why I made this soup, just for him!

Donatello Soup
6 Servings | Total Time: 45 Minutes | Apprentice

  • 16 oz pkg Cheese Tortellini
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup carrot, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 can Diced tomatoes
Craft: Pour beef broth into a large pot and set over medium high heat. Add sliced carrots. In a skillet, saute onion for 2 minutes then add sausage. Cook until sausage is fully browned. Add tomatoes, sausage and tortellini to pot and let simmer until tortellini and carrots are tender and is heated through.

Strategies: You can use almost any vegetable you want with this soup.  Feel free to swap out and mix it up with what you have available.

  • Tortellini | $4.75
  • Italian Sausage | $1.26
  • Beef Broth | $2.50
  • Onion | $0.45
  • Diced Tomatoes | $0.63
Total Cost: $9.59
Cost Per Serving: $1.60

Categories: Casual

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