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I wanted to use the last of a pile of greens we had, and came across these delicious recipes.
A dear friend made the tortellini soup for me a while back and I have been looking forward to making it for my family. My husband and children all loved the wonderful combination of cheesy pasta and chicken in the rich, flavorful broth, with most of us enjoying a second helping.


purchased or prepared cornbread
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 (15 ounce) can cannellini or great northern beans
1 pound of collard and spinach greens, sliced
parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 400F.
Cut cornbread into 1 inch cubes, place on a baking pan, heat for 10 minutes, or until crisp and golden.
Remove from oven.
In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil, cook onion for 4 to 5 minutes, until tender. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the vinegar. Add beans and greens, cook until beans are heated through and greens are wilted.
Season to taste with salt and pepper, drizzle with remaining vinegar. To serve, top with croutons and cheese.

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, September 2012
www.bhg.com › Food › Recipes from the Magazine


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 (15 ounce) can of chopped tomatoes
6 to 8 cups of chicken broth
3 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1/2 cup pesto
1 package of cheese tortellini
1 pound of spinach or swiss chard, rinsed and sliced

Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 10 minutes. Add tomato and garlic and sauté for 10 minutes. Add broth, bring to a boil. Add chicken, reduce heat to medium and add pesto and tortellini and simmer for 5 minutes. Add greens and simmer for 5 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.