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 (244)

srettagliata's picture

Added a bit of Italian seasoning and it was delicious.

krsnik87's picture

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

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

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

aspiringamateurchef's picture

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

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

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

stephenjoanne's picture

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

It was easy to make and it tasted great. 5 stars

faye500's picture

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

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

This was soo easy to make, and still tasted great! My whole family loved it :)

misscruz's picture

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

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


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