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)

hungryhungryhippo's picture

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

didnt rate it sorry :-)

jillyt's picture

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

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

juliejeb's picture

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

dopeyangel's picture

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.

elliott1920's picture

This is filling and healthy, great with the Garlic bread and suits my children too after a day at school.

hungry_girl's picture

This looks absolutely amazing, can't wait to try it!

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

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

Really tasty, I tend to add some extra veg in particular courgette.

dolcevita's picture

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

I found this pretty vile.

jackgard70's picture

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

gilbert24's picture

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

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

A really tasty meal, enjoyed cooking it and everyone loved it!

tziouvara's picture

Very easy, really nice, perfect for a rainny winter day!


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