Hearty pasta soup

Hearty pasta soup

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 2 carrot, chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

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

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    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
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    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

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

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

Method

  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)

lynnecedwards's picture
5

This soup is lovely! It's so easy but so tasty, it looks a lot more professional than you think it should for how easy it is to make. I didn't have any carrots so actually just used everything except them and it was delicious, I'll try it with the carrots next time just to see what it's like. I used pesto instead of basil, which made it a lovely treat. I'll be making this dish again very soon, it's rare that a dish can actually make my hubby full but this dish achieved it!

jopatterson's picture

Have been looking for a quick minestrone type soup for ages and this is definetly it! Very quick abd simple to make.The kids loved it and so did the adults! I added frozen mixed veg as well as fresh carrots. Couldn't believe it would be so tasty with so few ingredients - but it was. Will be making this soup a regular!

paulajanejones's picture
4

I changed the recipe a bit, but I love the idea of putting tortelli in a soup as I always have tortellini lying around. I added a handful of cheddar to it too, which perked it up.

blogjob's picture

Regular eat of mine that freezes well and delivers loads of healthy veg. It's not a luxury eat but a good, healthy, basic addition to my diet. You need a big pot to make it and I get lots of soups from it for the freezer.

It's equally as nice without the optional ingredients however I do add chilli flakes at the end since it's bland without.

I use full sized green beans but break them apart before adding as they are too long otherwise - they fall off my spoon and splash me!

I've never added tortellini but instead add pasta shells that I've cooked separately when I'm reheating the soup. They're a great addition.

Looking forward to trying it with homemade stock next time.

gandhi's picture
5

A rarity, a recipe which all my children enjoyed. Easy and quick to make, beautiful.

liz2013's picture
3

Nice, but nothing special

rachelb87's picture
5

It works well. I added chilli and garlic to the recipe to get a bit more flavour. It was so easy to make and will definitely be having it again!

denidax's picture
5

This recipe is so easy and quick, it has become a favourite in our house. Sometimes I add a bit of broccoli as well

nikkigladwin's picture
5

This works with any filled pasta have it a couple of times a week, love it!!!

gilldavies's picture
5

Our favourite weekend treat. Make this soup over and over again, it is a winner in our house

spicelover's picture
5

OK - so, I didn't exactly stay true to the recipe, but, credit where credit's due, I couldn't have made this delicious soup without the recipe and the comments. I replaced half the stock with the same amount of passata and replaced the frozen veg with a Tin of Spicy Mixed Beans (used Ricotta & Spinach Tortellini). This was really tasty and went down well with the whole family.

smelvilles's picture
4

Boom! Turn one star pasta into 4 star soup!!!

stonefruit's picture
5

My usually grumpy friends uttered a heartfelt 'thank you'.

kezwold's picture
5

Love this, I blend the children's and leave the veg whole for myself. Serve with garlic bread. Lovely :)
I even send in soup flask for school packed lunches

janeadamson's picture
5

This was really tasty and very easy, the second time I made it I added chilli powder as suggested which added a bit of a kick. Going to try different flavours of pasta now.

amandadeba's picture
5

Very Tasty! I added some brussel sprouts to the veggie mix to give it more volume and 3 teaspoons of tomato purée to give it a bit more kick. I also sautéed some garlic with the onion. I agree with previous members, ricotta and spinach tortellini work best.

stace871's picture

I made this today. I did 100g frozen pease, 100g frozen peppers and half a tsp of chilli flakes. It was very well recieved

sandyshaw's picture
5

Delicious ....

ericadee's picture

Absolutely delicious and easy to make. I'll definitely be making it again.

aleksandrar's picture
5

Delicious and easy! What's not to like :-) ?

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