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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Tortellini Soup w/ Swiss Chard

Cold weather means we eat a lot more soups and stews. They are practical meals in that they help warm up the house while cooking and they warm us as we consume them. This is a great quick warming & filling soup, veggies & cheese filled tortellini in a delicious rich broth. Serve with crusty Italian bread, and a fresh grating of Pecorino Romano cheese. Hope you enjoy and stay warm! Here's my recipe:

Tortellini Soup w/ Swiss Chard

Emily (Cooking for Kishore)

This is a great quick warming soup, veggies & cheese filled tortellini in a delicious rich broth. Serve with crusty Italian bread, and a fresh grating of Pecorino Romano cheese. This can easily made vegetarian by replacing the butter with olive oil and the chicken broth with vegetable broth.


  • 12oz Tortellini - 3 Cheese
  • 1 cup Carrot, peeled & cubed
  • 1 Yellow Onion, peeled & chopped
  • 2-3 Plum Tomatoes, unpeeled & cubed
  • 1 cup Swiss Chard, tough stalks removed & leaves torn bite-sized
  • 1-2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 8 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1-2 Tbsp Butter
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste


  1. In a soup pot add the butter, onions and garlic, cook until fragrant and starting to become translucent.
  2. Add the carrots, and tomatoes, let cook till tomatoes sweat. Add the chicken broth, bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme. Cook until carrots are fork tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Bring up to a boil and add the Swiss chard and tortellini. Cook for another 5+ minutes depending on tortellini instructions.
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste. Serve with crusty Italian bread. Enjoy!
Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 mins. Cook time: 20 mins. Total time: 30 mins.
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Calories: 206 per serving


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