Italian vegetable soup

Italian vegetable soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 55 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Warm up your week with this good-for-you vegetable soup that's easy to freeze ahead

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
215
protein
11g
carbs
30g
fat
6g
saturates
3g
fibre
5g
sugar
12g
salt
1.06g

Ingredients

  • 2 each of onions and carrots, chopped
  • 4 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 bay leaves
  • few sprigs thyme
  • 3 courgettes, chopped
  • 400g can butter beans, drained
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1.2l vegetable stock
  • 100g parmesan or vegetarian equivalent, grated
  • 140g small pasta shapes
  • small bunch basil, shredded

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Method

  1. Gently cook the onion, carrots and celery in the oil in a large saucepan for 20 mins, until soft. Splash in water if they stick. Add the sugar, garlic, purée, herbs and courgettes and cook for 4-5 mins on a medium heat until they brown a little.
  2. Pour in the beans, tomatoes and stock, then simmer for 20 mins. If you’re freezing it, cool and do so now (freeze for up to three months). If not, add half the Parmesan and the pasta and simmer for 6-8 mins until pasta cooked. Sprinkle with basil and remaining Parmesan to serve. If frozen, defrost then re-heat before adding pasta and cheese and continuing as above.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2011

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lilimohiddin's picture
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Great soup - I used pumpkin as we did not have any courgettes - delicious. Will make again. 20 month old daughter wolfed this down ... always a bonus

diself's picture
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Fabulous. The tastiest veg soup I've ever tried.

sazzums4god's picture
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I love this soup! It's a nice change from lentil, and it really fills me up as its not blended, but chunky. Deffo a winner in my books.

swithey's picture
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I made this exactly as the recipe suggests (always do irst time) and was disappointed with both the soggy texture of the veg and the overall amount of stodge - next time, I will consolidate the cooking time and half the amount of pasta. Nice flavour though.

juliuskisielius's picture
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Superbly easy and tasty. The pasta adds a good twist to the original vegetable soup. Definitely worth a try, fills the winter gap.

redjenny's picture

Oh I see!! It is leek less, bacon less and potato less soup!

keithirving's picture

How can you call this "super-healthy" when it's got two tablespoons of sugar in it? You don't need it - just miss it out, it will be fine.

lisacock's picture
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Just made this delicious italian veg soup. Considering there is no extra seasoning, it's sooo delicious!! A nice chunky warming soup just right for this time of year. The only downside to this recipe, is there is a lot of chopping involved and it takes a while to cook... a bit longer than the 45mins stated, I'd say it was closer to an hour. Will def try this again and freeze it.

jburton's picture
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Thanks for that cubie as i was getting mighty confused by the
previous comments.

This soup sounds lovely and i will definitely give it a go, i love making home-made soup and am always on the lookout for new recipes.

wcubie's picture

Now I understand previous comments as I looked at the recipe for Italian veg soup before I looked at the one for leek bacon and potato soup and realise that it is the wrong recipe/link!

wcubie's picture

I'm seeing what looks like a recipe for a good Italian vegetable soup which I will try this weekend and then rate it.

eatwell7's picture

I am afraid I couldn't even find the list of ingredients, let alone change them!

eatwell7's picture

I feel the same as Rita! Is there a story behind the disappearing leek, bacon and potato soup!!!

ritafyvie's picture

I feel I would need to change the ingredients somewhat to make leek, bacon and potato soup!!

leekerly's picture
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yes i used confit garlic and i chargrilled the cougettes to add extra flavour, and added a mixed of basil and fresh oregano, made my own puree and concassed and diced tomatoes.

lulubee's picture

You have no imagination! ;)

sagramour's picture

Doesn't look too much like lee, potato and bacon to me either!

chapelle's picture

This is not leek,potatoe and bacon soup - link malfunction

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