Hearty pasta soup

Hearty pasta soup

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

Do something different with a pack of tortellini. This filling soup is full of fibre, low fat and full of veg. The perfect lunch or supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • High in fibre, 3 of 5-a-day. freeze before adding pasta
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal286
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre6g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.88g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 carrot, chopped



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1l vegetable stock
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 200g frozen mixed pea and beans



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 250g pack fresh filled tortellini (we used spinach and ricotta)
  • handful of basil leaves (optional)
  • grated Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), to serve



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Fry the carrots and onion for 5 mins until starting to soften. Add the stock and tomatoes, then simmer for 10 mins. Add the peas and beans with 5 mins to go.

  2. Once veg is tender, stir in the pasta. Return to the boil and simmer for 2 mins until the pasta is just cooked. Stir in the basil, if using. Season, then serve in bowls topped with a sprinkling of Parmesan and slices of garlic bread.

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Comments (246)

bookworm25's picture

Really, really yummy. A great soup for a cold day, filling and warm. Though I added quite a lot of dried mixed spices and some Tabasco to add some flavour.

paulak's picture

This was a great way to use up a pack of tortellini I had in the freezer. I added lots of black pepper and some italian seasoning. I would have liked the broth to be a little thicker but otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed it.

tracycarmichael's picture

I was quite surprised by this soup. It was really simple to make yet still so tasty! Adding the ravioli was definately the highlight for me :-) and lets not forget the fantastic calorie count!!! Definately a winner...

n0nie78's picture

A perfect case of something being greater than the sum of its parts. This 'soup' totally rocks! And so easy to make. I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter only halving the amount of stock as I was only making 2 portions, but I ended up with 3 portions easily, even taking into account my greed! I also used M&S ricotta and spinach ravioli and their liquid veggie stock in a jar which I think made it nicer than using a stock cube and cheapo tortellini.

welshoochey's picture

Absolutey yummy soup: will make again as you could defintley ring the changes by varying the veg and the pasta.I added some garlic and sugar as tomato based sauces demand in our house!Served it with homemade bread and parmesan. My youngest son didn't like the look of it but when he tasted it he loved it!

districtnurse's picture

Lovely very filling, added some shredded cabbage and leeks, also used frozen soya beans. Will definately be using this recipe again.

djhartmannn's picture

I made this last night ... none of my children were very kind about it ... Bland, dull, unimaginative.

If you are looking for a hearty veg soup or stew there are a lot of better choices than this one.

alexandraswift's picture

delicious, quick, easy and definately hearty, cooked with a lump of parmesan rind like ministrone. it's a keeper.

alvbrooks's picture

Quick, tasty, great mid-week family meal. I had a tip from elsewhere to save the end pieces of your parmesan blocks and cook them in the soup to add flavour. Worked well with this!

delsh21's picture

Loved this! I froze 4 portions of the soup and will add lentils when I defrost them as someone else suggested as it needed something to thicken it. A great standy by dinner/ lunch

lizzafezza's picture

Very quick to make and really tasty. I used a mixture of peas, beans and sweetcorn from our garden. Will be making this again.

pmr747's picture

Loved it. Very simple & straight forward to make but great taste. Family favourite

tartinka's picture

I like tortellini and I agree that's good for lunch.

Reni's picture

LOVED this recipe. Would order it at a restaurant. Possibly needed more liquid.

maryhinge's picture

How much vegetable stock please?

ele-lucy's picture

Love it - and it's a really great way of getting my hubby to eat broad beans (which i chuck in with french beans and the peas).

minniehughes's picture

I did what others had done and added some lentils and chilli. I also blended the soup before adding the beans, peas and pasta. Mmmm..........

bev4th's picture

This was very tasty. I put chilli flakes init to give it abit more of a kick and also used pesto instead. served with crusty bread.......very nice!!!!

ukgirl75's picture

I really enjoyed this quick and simple recipe! It was absolutely delicious! Tastes even better after i heated it up again the next day!


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