Buitoni and FoodBuzz to try a pasta of my choice. I chose their fresh tortellini.
Did you know that you can freeze fresh pasta? I became very busy this past summer and stuck this in the freezer.
Recently, Girlichef took tomato soup up a notch, roasting her tomatoes and adding cute little cheese sandwich croutons. I made a creamy tomato soup at my last Christmas dinner , and thought, why not roast the tomatoes and add tortellini?
Put them in a 325ºF oven for about an hour,
Don't forget...you'll want to roast some garlic while you roasting the tomatoes.
Tomato paste adds a punch of tomato flavor to any recipe.
Why waste a whole can when you can freeze it?
This POST shows how to freeze tomato paste.
Don't worry, use pesto.
I froze some in some ice cube trays and other containers last year, thanks to this tip from Kaylyn's Kitchen.
Add some chicken stock.
I love to use the McCormick's chicken base and keep it in my fridge.
Okay, this is where my $10 immersion blender comes in.
If you don't have one, use a food processor, blender, or food mill.
Using a rubber spatula and pushing it through a coarse strainer, this is what is left behind.
You could always skin and seed your tomatoes using this method.
Cream makes everything better...
There you have it.
Fresh, creamy, roasted tomato soup.
Oh, and don't forget Buitoni's Fresh Tortellini ~
It was fabulous in this soup!
Thanks, Buitoni and FoodBuzz!
Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
(4x6 recipe download) (full page printable recipe)