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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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.

fro_baby's picture
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I used some finely shredded cabbage to add a little texture, shredded the carrot and finely chopped some celery and this soup was absolutely delicious. A real meal in itself.
The only negative thing I found that was when I left some for the next day I found the pasta had absorbed most of the liquid and it was more like... well just pasta. still tasted good though.

angelica30's picture
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Nice filling soup.however i added half tsp of chilli powder,i woill defo make this again.

stephenjoanne's picture
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A real winner in our house hold, great for a midweek meal.

fattore51's picture

truly yummy! quick and easy, followed recipe to the letter ans worked out perfect. Just right for mid-week, filling but light.

shaden's picture
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It was easy to make and it tasted great. 5 stars

faye500's picture
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served with some fresh crusty bread! gorgeous! and used tomatoes with added chilli from asda and also swapped the tortellini for just normal pasta twists. gorgeous!!!!

yummy-mummy-to-be's picture
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I always add an extra tin of tomatoes to bulk it out so the OH can freeze in portions and take to work for lunch. Its a great recipe as you don't really need to weigh out all of your veg i just do it to instinct. Very easy and healthy my OH loves it I have gone off it slightly but thats because we were having it every week. If you wanted to add meat you can buy meat filled tortelloni in sainsburys such as chorizo, bolognaise etc. Very adaptable to anybodies needs.

TOP TIP - i add a tablespoon of Encona Hot Pepper Sauce whilst it is simmering to give it a kick otherwise it can be fairly bland.

vicky93-x's picture
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This was soo easy to make, and still tasted great! My whole family loved it :)

misscruz's picture
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Loved this soup! Followed it by the book first time and loved it! Second time I added two chicken shredded chicken breasts and used plain shelled pasta - and enjoyed it again!

craftykat3000's picture
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So quick and easy to make and full of flavour. I added plenty of ground black pepper and a bay leaf to the stock and only had dried basil, so stirred some in when adding the pasta. A great winner with the kids, even my fussy 6 year old ate all the veg, healthy too, they all asked for more! Will make again and again.

lizamiller's picture

Chimp- superb will certainly be making again very easy and very filling

lizamiller's picture

Superb!!!!!!!will certainly be making again

hungryhungryhippo's picture
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I tried this dish but Iswopped the tortellini for Heinz tinned ravioli, also I didn't have any parmesan so I substituted it with a finely chopped dairylea triangle. It was ok but next time I might try alphabetti spaghetti.

jillyt's picture
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didnt rate it sorry :-)

jillyt's picture
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Just made this for tea and thought it very tasty - did it exactlty as recipe. will try tiny chopped pieces of chorizo in it next time, as previously suggested and maybe a touch of chilli.

juliejeb's picture
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I can't rave about this enough it was absolutely yummy - will definitely be a regular now in our household:0)

juliejeb's picture
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I can't rave enough about how yummy this was - will definitely be a regular in our household:0)

dopeyangel's picture
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I did quite like the soup but to be honest I'm not sure about the amount of time it takes. Not long in soup terms but this stuff cooks in less than 5 mins usually so seemed more hassle than it was worth. I would probably make it again - but only to make a pack of pasta go further really.

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