Hearty pasta soup

Hearty pasta soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

Additional info

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

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
286
protein
11g
carbs
44g
fat
9g
saturates
3g
fibre
6g
sugar
11g
salt
0.88g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200g frozen mixed peas and beans
  • 250g pack fresh filled tortellini (we used spinach and ricotta)
  • handful of basil leaves (optional)
  • grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), to serve

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2008

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spicelover's picture
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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
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Boom! Turn one star pasta into 4 star soup!!!

stonefruit's picture
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My usually grumpy friends uttered a heartfelt 'thank you'.

kezwold's picture
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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
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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
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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
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Delicious ....

ericadee's picture

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

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

pickletkd's picture

amazing dish, i cooked the pasta for 5 mins as directed on the packet

hazelk2909's picture
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absolutely gorgeous, so easy to make, used green beans leeks carrots and onions, added a grated garlic clove and some chilli flakes. I used morrisons four cheese and red onion tortellini, and sprinkled pleny of parmesan on top. will definitely make again

diannedtb's picture

My daughter made this last night and it was absolutely lovely. That said, she did add a few extras: chorizo, thickener, chilli flakes, chopped cooked chicken, worcester sauce, italian seasoning, salt & black pepper. The basic recipe is unfortunately a bit too bland and watery if you're used to lots of flavour but it is a good base to start with.

bornintoit's picture
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Made this for my mother and myself. We LOVED this recipe. Easy, packed full of veggies and loads of flavour. A winner with us.

rondathesun's picture
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This was great, even a few days later reheated. I used chicken stock because thats what I had and only used the veggies I like. Very tastey even without the basil. Would make again!

butterfly1990's picture
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This is delicious! Really filling and warming without being stodgy.

I like tortellini but never know what to do with it beyond boiling it and adding a bit of pesto so this is a nice change.

I made it as per recipe apart from leaving out the carrot and tinned tomatoes because I didn't have them and instead used 4 medium tomatoes chopped and a squirt of tomato puree.

pinkice's picture

I used herb and garlic tortellini. it was yummy.

tishtoshtess's picture
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Delicious - so easy to make and tastes like restaurant standards.

endhouseblade17's picture

made this today , served with crusty bread. F A N T A S T I C

pinkice's picture

This soup is absolutely gorgeous. I added some finely diced garlic sausage, this made it even better, if that were possible. I'll definitely make this again.

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