Thanks again to Taste Republic & Cucina Antica for the free samples, my simple Cheese Tortellini Vegetable Soup turned out great!
Recently, I was given an opportunity to test out Taste Republic Pasta and Cucina Antica Sauce as part of a Tryazon sampling program.
As a family with Italian Traditions, I was excited to check out another Gluten Free Pasta as well as a different variety of Marinara Sauce called Nonna’s Recipe using Italian San Marzano tomatoes.
Now this was actually an educational journey for me because I found out that there is a difference between tortelloni and tortellini pastas (I thought it was a variation of spelling).
First off, the size tortelloni is bigger, and second it is sealed differently than a tortellini.
Then I learned that tortelloni originates across Northern Italy where tortellini is specific to the Italian region of Emilia.
Finally, I discovered that tortelloni only has cheeses versus tortellini which is typically meat. Thanks Wikipedia!
So now that I have described my discovery, I will tell you that I decided to combine the Taste Republic Tortelloni and Cucina Antica Marinara Sauce to create a Tortellini Vegetable Soup.
FYI, I am calling it Tortellini Vegetable Soup because now I know that I could use the 2 pastas interchangeably in this dish.
I also learned that if tight on time, I should steam the carrots for 10 minutes before I put them in the slow cooker. Needless to say the carrots were a little crunchier this time in my soup but the kids did not mind.
Checkout how I made my Cheese Tortellini Vegetable Soup that serves approximately 5 to 6.
Taste Republic Tortelloni
Can of Green Beans
Cup of chopped baby carrots steamed
2 Cups of water
1/2 tsp of salt
To get started, drain the green beans, add all of the ingredients into a Slow Cooker, and stir. Then, cook on High for an hour to an hour and a half.
Tip: This is a thick soup so it you want it thinner try adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup more of water, however you may need to add additional salt.
To finish, move to the warm setting until ready to serve. It is really that simple.
So if you are looking for a Gluten Free Pasta and a no sugar added Marinara Sauce that works in a Cheese Tortellini Vegetable Soup, definitely check out Taste Republic Pasta and Cucina Antica Sauce.
Want to purchase? Taste Republic Pasta can be located in the refrigerated section of Whole Food Market and Cucina Antica can be found at Whole Foods, Fresh Market, as well as Target. Taste Republic is also available in Grain Free +Gluten Free Pastas.
Carlee @ FLL