Hearty Tomato Tortellini Soup – Freezer Friendly

 Yields: 12 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
Ingredients
  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add onion, fennel, garlic, and mushrooms; cook 15 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute. Add stock and next 5 ingredients (through chickpeas); bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in kale. Add tortellini, or follow freezing instructions. Cook 8 minutes or until tortellini are done.

HOW-TO FREEZE: Cool soup completely. Once cool, add tortellini. Freeze flat in a large ziplock freezer bag for up to 2 months. THAW: Microwave soup in bag at MEDIUM (50% power) for 8 minutes or until pliable. REHEAT: Pour soup into a large Dutch oven; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook 25 minutes or until tortellini are done. Stir in red wine vinegar. Top with parsley.