Minestrone pasta pot

Minestrone pasta pot

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A vegetarian favourite for under 5's, minestrone pasta pot

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
294
protein
11g
carbs
49g
fat
7g
saturates
1g
fibre
4g
sugar
2g
salt
1.58g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 300g frozen mixed vegetables (including peas, sweetcorn, carrots and broccoli, but not the chunky stewpacks)
  • 700ml hot vegetable stock
  • 175g small pasta shapes, such as conchigliette
  • 220g can baked beans
  • grated cheddar, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat and gently fry the onion for a few minutes until it starts to soften. Stir in the tomato purée, then tip in the frozen vegetables and pour in the stock.
  2. Bring to the boil, add the pasta and stir. Cover and simmer for 12-14 minutes or until the pasta is cooked.
  3. Stir in the beans and heat through, then taste for seasoning. Serve hot, with a bowl of grated cheddar for sprinkling over the top.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2004

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nbennett's picture

I made this for my 3 year old and 8 month old as it seemed healthy although I didn't think I would like it. Easy to make but not only did I think it tasted awful so did both of my children. We won't be cooking that again. I don't seem to be able to rate on Android but it gets 1 star.

beclam's picture
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Great quick midweek supper. Empty plates!

fairypetal's picture
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Made this for tea tonight, for me and my partner and our 2 sons, aged 3 yrs and 14months. Was really easy and simple to make, and was enjoyed by all, tasty and filling!!!!!

blondedelic's picture

Children loved it, my husband and I finished it off! Very easy and tasty..

rossdonald84's picture
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Very simple to make, and nice and filling. Ideal for in-experienced cook like me, who is trying to eat more healthily!

razata's picture
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This is surprisingly good! It is already a regular at home as our two under 5's love it. We like it better with crumbled feta cheese though. And it's so quick to make. A winner!

marianaosma's picture
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Lovely. I added some pesto and it was delicious!! My 3 year old had seconds!

angelajane's picture
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Really lovely - quick, easy substantial and healthy! The kids loved it - wanted me to make it the next day again!!

malaz1's picture
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Surprisingly nice!

ffowles's picture
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Quick, tasty and nutritious - a winner all round!

splodgemeister's picture
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Quick, tasty and cheap meal! I added chilli flakes to give it a bit of a kick. My boyfriend and I thought it was lovely (even if it is for kids!) and will definitely make it again.

lisa_stone's picture

Cooked this in our food tech lesson and it was delicious. Everybody loved it. Made cheesey french bread croutons to go with it and it went down a treat!

yurrnae's picture

Further to my last comment - I have also suggested to my son that he could get the past and veg ready in an oven dish, then break a couple of eggs into it before adding the grated cheese.
Just makes it a bit more nourishing (like a main meal, rather than a lighter one)

yurrnae's picture

Very similar to one of my younger son's staples -
he cooks some pasta, drains it then puts it back together with tinned veg ( a variety) and grates some cheese on top.

jakethelion's picture

this was great and so simple desipte forgetting to add the baked beans. I used a mixture of fozen and fresh vegetables (peas sweetcorn fine beans and carrots) and cooked for a little longer. It was very easy

lurvlyloz's picture

I made this last week and there was LOADS. it was very nice & made pack up fro the next day! MMMMMMM.
I added worchester sauce for a slight kick.

cherylhutchinson's picture
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Quick, tasty and very easy to make and adapt

4525sally's picture
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THIS WAS QUICK EASY AND DELICIOUS.

linnyt's picture
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At last, something that the whole family enjoyed. Used fresh veg, so it took a little longer to cook, and also added some mixed herbs. Next time, I've got to use larger quantities as it went down so well everyone wanted more!

wagglett's picture
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This was quick, delicious and filling. The kids loved it too!

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