Craving a cozy lunch? This Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup is an easy and delicious answer to that request!
My kids love marinara sauce with tortellini, so they certainly approve of this meal, and I’m not mad about it! Tortellini in a savory tomato broth is wholesome comfort food at its best.
The best part? This is one of those recipes you can whip up in a matter of minutes with everyday ingredients like canned tomatoes, Italian sausage, and pre-packaged tortellini. You can even use pre-made ravioli if that’s what you have on hand!
While this makes a fantastic dinner, I also like to use it for hot lunches. You can prepare it 3 days ahead and reheat it in the morning- this way, you have a delicious lunch ready in less than 5 minutes!
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How to Pack Soup for Lunch
Want to know how to keep soup hot for hours in the lunch bag? Here’s where you find out:
- Reheat a portion of soup in a microwave-safe dish or on the stove-top until it’s piping hot (212F and 100C). You should not be able to taste-test it.
- Meanwhile, preheat the thermos container with hot water.
- Carefully drain the hot water and fill the thermos container with hot soup. Top with lid and seal.
- Pack the thermos and your favorite snacks into the lunch bag, and you’re all set! By the time lunch rolls around, the soup will be just right and ready to enjoy.
Curious how to preheat a thermos? I’ll show you just what to do in this quick video: