Thursday, January 27, 2011

Get Well Soup

Today we have 5 out of 6 in our home fighting some form of sickies.
This is my go to soup to help fight off colds & respiratory crud.
Saute 5 minced garlic cloves & 1 large onion in 3 Tbls. olive oil over medium heat for 5 minutes.
(Yes, 5 large cloves of garlic. Garlic is a natural antibiotic. My husband actually swallows whole cloves when he is sick.)
Dump in 2 1/2 32 oz cartons of chicken broth.
Next, add 1 cup chopped celery, 4 cups cubed potatoes, 2 cups diced carrots, & 2-3 cups chopped or shredded chicken.
(I used a whole rotisserie chicken from Costco)
Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.

Next add 1 package cheese tortellini.

Return to a boil & simmer for 11 minutes.

Now add 3 large hand fulls of baby spinach.
Simmer for about 2 minutes to let the spinach wilt.

Season generously with salt & pepper to taste.
If you have any fresh parsley you can chop some up and add that too.
(I didn't have any)

We all had this for dinner tonight!
Here's to feeling better!



  1. Scott does the same thing when he's sick. Didn't realize it was a family trait:)

  2. That looks really good....hope you are all better soon!!!!

  3. OMGOodness!
    This soup looks so YUMMY!
    Love the spinach!
    Will be back to copy the recipe!
    Popped over from Lisa's TWEET about your yummy soaps!
    Delighted to meet you!
    Bainbridge Island!