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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athompson's picture

So easy and tasty. We always make a double quantity of the sauce and freeze half before adding the pasta, then we can have it twice for the effort of cooking once.

donnywood's picture
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Quick, Easy and absolutely delicious!!!

lydia_ashall's picture

I made this for my hungry student flat of 8.
This meal was quick, so easy to make, healthy and the ingredients were all cheap.
Also, it went down an absolute treat with the house and despite making more than the recipe said was required it was all finished!
Very tasty.

gascan36's picture

I changed the recipie a little... I added garlic, celery and a touch of tomato puree. A real "hearty" soup - delicious

carmelcawley's picture
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Really tasty, I tend to add some extra veg in particular courgette.

dolcevita's picture
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Loved this recipe, quick and easy. I also threw in a courgette.

Didn't have beans, so only used peas. No parmesan either, but still a hit.

joffal's picture
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I found this pretty vile.

jackgard70's picture
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This is delicious and filling. I added a chilli and some garlic and a spoon of marscapone. Very nice

gilbert24's picture
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Definately a winner! Easy to make and tastes great. I made this for my family-in-law and they were very impressed - i didn't tell them how easy it was!

devaodoherty's picture
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I loved this! So easy to make and the flavours are lovely. I used a spoonful of pesto to replace the basil and thought it worked really well. And the cheese is great sprinkled on top. My bf had a portion without the pesto and chesse and thought it was lacking flavour so I'd recommend adding them.

6rcookman's picture
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A really tasty meal, enjoyed cooking it and everyone loved it!

tziouvara's picture
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Very easy, really nice, perfect for a rainny winter day!

lockheart's picture
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great base soup recipe, easy to adapt. found using filled pasta way too stodgy so tried with a few mini pasta shapes.... much better!

mrsnew's picture
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Personally I did not understand why such high ratings for this recipe. I would say it was average. A nice lunch to take to work on a cold day but not for an evening meal. On a positive note, its very low in sat fat and it fills you up so would reccomend if someone was on a diet. Just a little bland for me, maybe add some garlic or more herbs?

nikkburns's picture
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I've made this many times - it's a quick and easy lunch or supper dish. A pinch of smoked chili flakes and a generous tablespoon of mascarpone makes it a little more luxurious. Great served with the cheesy garlic bread recipe.

andmcallister's picture
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Superb - great use for a packet of fresh pasta that i often have lurking in the fridge! Have now made it a few times - great for tea and for a filling lunch at work!
Try with a variety of different pasta fillings and veg and ring the changes!

charw24's picture
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Lovely recipe, added chorizo and chilli for an extra kick!

carolyn12's picture
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Excellent recipe. I used parma ham tortellini and added some pesto.

dutes8080's picture
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Stunningly easy and stunningly tasty. The only addition I made to the recipe was dried Italian herbs, apart from that it was as it said on the tin. Great recipe with thumbs up from the family.

aibamyu's picture
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The soup is awesome, but Ricotta doesn't go very well with the flavor.
Maybe can add some potato to balance the sour taste.

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