I didn't care for this dish AT ALL. It was extremely bland and seemed like a waste of all the nice ingredients... it pretty much just tasted like chicken broth and didn't reheat well the next day either.
WRXgirl Posted: 02/24/10
dawnestrella Posted: 08/21/09
My husband made this for us on a warm summer evening, and it was very easy and delicious.
JoannahZ Posted: 03/30/11
My husband and I LOVE this recipe. You absolutely have to use fresh tortellini, and if you're using dry basil remember to use 1/3 the amount! I use a vegetable peeler to shave the block of asiago - it works well and the end result is very pleasing to the eye. The leftovers freeze and reheat well, so I always make a double or triple batch at a time so my husband can bring it to work for lunches.
PepperFan815 Posted: 04/18/10
Wayyyyyyyyyy too much Basil. This recipe does not even call for half of what it says. Had to remake the broth!
BsMomma Posted: 01/07/11
This recipe was quick and simple. My husband does not like soup so I was able to not put as much broth in his bowl so he would think it wasn't a soup. I didn't use as much basil as the recipe suggested and I did use dry basil.
Stealthdesigner Posted: 02/01/11
Paired this with a salad and some bread it was really good. More filling than I expected too. My husband even liked it.
meow70 Posted: 02/24/13
why do they have this under vegetarian and one of the ingredients is chicken broth??
jarolo Posted: 12/28/12
Great on a summer day with all of the fresh ingredients. Fresh basil and the shaved cheese are a must to get the full flavor.
grebilb Posted: 05/15/13
I did 4 cups of broth and added other veggies (mushrooms, bell pepper, bok choy, green onions) and cilantro. Without those this recipe would have been very boring. I did like that it was a nice light meal, but still didn't love it. Will try again adding some other seasoning to the broth and see if that helps. If not, probably not a keeper.
Miasmaa Posted: 08/07/13
As a vegetarian, I obviously subbed the chicken broth with veggie broth, and I thought this was REALLY good. Yes, it has simple ingredients, but it still turned out very good following as is (with the one sub due to dietary preference). I do think I may try adding a little garlic next time I make this. But I certainly did not find it bland. Using fresh basil as suggested in the recipe will make a world of flavor difference over using dried basil. Hugely different flavors there. Thanks for the recipe!