Southwestern Tortellini Chowder

Ingredients

  • 3 (10 1/2 ounce) cans condensed chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 (9 ounce) packages tortellini
  • 1 bunch broccoli, chopped small
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Lightly steam broccoli, pepper, and corn.
  2. In large pot bring broth, salsa, and orange peel to a boil; lower heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in tortellini and vegetables. Cook over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes until tender.
  4. Tir in milk and salt; cook 1 to 2 minutes. DO NOT BOIL.
  5. Top each serving with Parmesan cheese and cilantro.