Our Recipes

Southwest Tortellini Chowder

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner tonight with this south western style Green Giant® veggies and pasta chowder that's ready in just 25 minutes!


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.

*One 16-oz package frozen tortellini can be substituted for both packages of refrigerated tortellini. Add frozen tortellini to simmered broth mixture; cook 4 minutes. Add vegetables; cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes or until tortellini and vegetables are tender.