Southwest Tortellini Chowder

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PREP TIME TOTAL TIME 25 min SERVINGS 6

Ingredients

3 cans (10 1/2 oz each) condensed chicken broth
1 1/2 cups Ortega® Thicky & Chunky salsa
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 packages (9 oz each) refrigerated meat-filled or cheese-filled tortellini*
2 cups Green Giant™ frozen cut broccoli (from 1-lb bag)
1 cup Green Giant™ frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-lb bag)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk
Dash salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1In Dutch oven or 4-quart saucepan, heat broth, salsa and orange peel to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 minutes.
  • 2Stir in tortellini and vegetables; cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until tortellini and vegetables are tender.
  • 3Stir in milk and salt; cook 1 to 2 minutes or just until hot, stirring occasionally. DO NOT BOIL. Top each serving of chowder with cilantro. Serve immediately.