I saw this soup on the cover of a magazine at the grocery store last year, and it was just screaming “Spring!” to me. Simple enough to re-create, I thought, and I was definitely not disappointed. This soup is fast, fast, fast and easy. Perfect for a busy weeknight when you wish the weather weren’t so chilly. I rely on pre-made chicken broth, tortellini and organic turkey meatballs to speed things up, but if you love to make any of those items from scratch, I will certainly not stand in your way. A homemade meatball would be a stellar addition to this soup.
Pasta and sauce has long been the choice in-a-rush meal here at the Small Table. There are three long-simmer sauces that I like to make when I have time (recipes to come), but in a pinch a good jar-sauce can be a wonderful thing. Upgrade your standard pasta-and-sauce dinner with some sausage, parmesan, mozzarella, and tortellini. This makes enough to have a little for lunch the next day, which can be just what you need when you’re short on time.