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Foodie Favorite: Garlicky Tomato Tortellini Soup

Local foodie Sarah Freeborn shares a wonderful recipe.

By Sarah FreebornKENOSHA.COM

A fourth generation Kenosha native, Freeborn is fueled by a desire to build community through her culinary skills in the kitchen. The Tremper High School graduate loves trying new recipes as well as creating unique ones of her own.

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Foodie Favorite: Garlicky Tomato Tortellini Soup


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 8-10 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 – 32 oz cartons chicken broth
  • 1 – 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 – 8 oz pack cheese tortellini
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves OR 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 4-5 cups chopped kale


Melt butter in soup pot, add garlic. Saute until fragrant and just starting to turn brown. Add chicken broth and tomatoes, mix well being sure to scrape the bottom of the pan to get all the garlic. Bring to a boil. Add tortellini and cook to instructions on packaging. Bring to a boil again, add basil and kale, cooking until bright green. Serve immediately with a side of crusty bread. Sprinkle shredded parmesan over soup and enjoy! Serves 6-8.