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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susannahgrammar's picture
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Very easy and delicious. I was worried it wouldn't be filling enough for supper after a long day's work but added a but of tomato puree to thicken it up and it was perfect and warming.

nancy_uk's picture
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I love this recipe. It is now a firm winter favourite. I always swap the chopped tomatos for creamed ones as it makes it taste a bit more soupy and less like a very saucy pasta dish.

carolinebarratt's picture
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Very, very easy to make. You really could do this with a frozen vegetable mix plus frozen tortellini. Add tinned tomatoes and broth from the cupboard and you are finished! Stirring in pesto at the end gives it a really fresh flavor. Excellent week night quick and healthy meal.

richas111's picture

Tasty, filling soup. Can also use normal pasta instead of tortellini to lessen the calories if so desired.
Also nice with a tablespoon of parmesan stirred into the soup before serving. Have also added bacon to this recipe was nice and please my meat loving husband :-)

plummy's picture
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Scrumptious will definately be making this again. Had some cauli left in the fridge so chucked that in as well. Great way to use up whatevers left in the fridge :)

carolinemay27's picture
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Amazing!

eleanormayo's picture
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In my view, not as good as the Tortellini & Pesto Minestrone on this site which is much, much tastier.

denidax's picture
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This has become a family favourite since I cooked it the first time; it's simple to make and delicious! I tried different flavours of tortellini, but I think the spinach and ricotta works best... DELICIOUS!!

rach_ashby's picture
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Fresh, healthy and very tasty! I've made this twice now.

fabfood2's picture
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Very tasty. I used frozen mixed veg - which included carrots & sweetcorn. I also added a small tin of chick peas. Quick and easy to make. I will definitely be making this again and again!

frouse's picture
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I love this recipe, really easy and delicious. Extra good served with garlic bread.

missdental's picture
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So simple, yet so tasty.....will definitely be making this soup again.

srettagliata's picture
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Added a bit of Italian seasoning and it was delicious.

krsnik87's picture
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So simple to make and was absolutely delicious!

I had no tortellini so I boiled up some shell pasta and added it at the end, I had no fresh basil so I added 1/2 a teaspoon of dried as I poured in the canned tomatoes and I added half a red chilli at the start for a mild kick.

Its been absolutely freezing here in Ireland, this was a perfect belly warmer!

katyb75's picture

Very nice and easy, added leeks and some finely chopped pepper as well, along with tomato puree, paprika, cumin and tabasco.

mikey1972's picture

just had this for lunch very tatsy, too many vegetables for kids (but whats new there)
i left out the olive oil and opted for fry light spray instead (watching the calories and OO is a killer) i added some paprika and garlic and a bit of tom puree to thicken it up. i would prob spice it up a bit next time but all in all a tasty low calorie low fat soup that i will definatley make again.

elizaabeth's picture

beautiful soup which is so healthy but absolutely delicious!

rachelosbourne's picture
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Made this for tea tonight and was a big hit all round, only change I made was to use tinned tomatoes with garlic. Was really quick and easy and will definitely make again. May try with just normal dried pasta, if it works will be a really good 'store-cupboard stand-by' meal. Delicious.

gaellus's picture
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This is my first recipe from Good Food. What a way to start; very tasty and filling and easy too.

aspiringamateurchef's picture
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Substitute any pasta in the house for ready made Ravioli's one has a lot of scope for creativity in this recipe.

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