The recipes we post here at times can be kind of elaborate and complicated, but we also try to make some simple yet still tasty foods.  We want to show you that eating well and living vegetarian isn’t some arduous process (and we also occasionally, for our peace of mind, need to whip up something fast and easy).  Hence, today’s recipe:  while the name night make it sound fancy and involved, in reality this delicious tortellini soup is a traditional Christmas food in northern Italy, and it takes just a few minutes to put together.  It’s filling enough to be a dinner all on its own, and by using cheese tortellini and swapping out the chicken broth, this recipe is also completely meat-free.  So let us show you how to make one of our staple quick meals.

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Start by bringing 6 cups of water to a boil in a stock pot, and while you’re waiting thinly slice up your celery and use a peeler to shave your two carrots.  When the water is boiling, dissolve in all of the bouillon cubes and then add the celery and carrots.  Let these simmer in the broth over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes.




Then pour the tortellini into the soup and cook for another 5 minutes.




Once the tortellini are tender, you can serve up bowls of your soup topped with some cracked black pepper and shaved Parmesan.




And that’s literally it!  This soup only takes around 20 minutes in total, from start to finish, but we think it’s absolutely amazing.  The tortellini are perfectly sized to bite into individually and they taste great in some meatless chicken-flavored broth, plus the vegetables add some heartiness and complementary tastes to the whole thing.  And, of course, Parmesan and pepper make for a great topping.  This is our go-to lazy meal, and we think the easiness and pure deliciousness of this recipe will make you love it too.