No chicken(though it did call for chicken stock which I replaced with veggie stock), and it wasn't a crock pot recipe. It was on my front page and I swear I saved it but I can't find it anywhere.
Overall, I would add more seasoning. Since it was my first time making the soup, I wanted to stay true to the recipe, see how it worked out, and not potentially screw up a good thing.
Basil and S&P just didn't do it for me. Rosemary, thyme, more garlic, and a bit more salt would have rounded out the flavor profile. I like some heat in my food and was thinking about adding some red chili flakes, but that just might overpower the soup.
As for my own version, I used Four Cheese Tortellini from Costco and those things swelled up like crazy the next day, so the next time I make the soup I'm going to use mini Tortellini, just to make eating the leftovers an easier proposition.
Anyone else think of any improvements to the recipe or improvements to their version? Anyone deviate from the recipe, make the best soup ever, and willing to share their secrets?
Edit: One more thing I would have changed was to have cut up all the chicken into bite-sized pieces before putting it in the slowcoo... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was thinking of making THE soup for a holiday potluck. This will be my first time making it, so I'm looking up thread in this subreddit to find the recipe. Unfortunately, I've noticed there are tweaks here and there that are different among them. (e.g. chicken thigh meat vs. chicken breast).
Is there a consensus on what people deem to be the preferred recipe? I'm a newbie and want to impress.
Thank you in advance.
Well, I think it's perfect.
You open containers, dump in their entire contents, slow cook for 3 hours, dump in the contents of a package of tortellini, eat, smile. Easy, tasty, and you get your tomatoes and spinach.
48 fl oz box of vegetable broth
2 15 oz cans of italian style diced tomatoes (or with italian-ish sounding herbs)
Small frozen thing of chopped spinach
8 oz block of cream cheese
Anywhere from 12 to 20 oz package of frozen tortellini.
Open everything except the tortellini, dump it all in a slow cooker, stir, then cover it and set it to slow cook for 4 hours. After 3 hours, open and dump in the package of tortellini, stir, close the slow cooker back up. One hour later you will have something I think is incredibly delicious.