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Hearty pasta soup

Hearty pasta soup

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(234 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 carrot, chopped

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    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

    Peas

    p-ees

    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

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

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.

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Comments (243)

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
5

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
5

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
5

Lovely recipe, added chorizo and chilli for an extra kick!

carolyn12's picture
5

Excellent recipe. I used parma ham tortellini and added some pesto.

dutes8080's picture
5

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
4

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

everchangingseasons's picture
5

Great recipe and very qiuck and easy! everyong absolutly loves it I've made it 3 times alreadly and will be making it agian tonight :)
The first time I made this I didn't have any beans, so I used a lonely packet of frozen soybean that I had bought but had no idea of what should do with :p Anyway it went down a treat! The only other I chnage is the tortellini, I've tried a few diffrent fillings now and it turns out fab evry singel time :D

everchangingseasons's picture
5

Great recipe and very qiuck and easy! everyong absolutly loves it I've made it 3 times alreadly and will be making it agian tonight :)
The first time I made this I didn't have any beans, so I used a lonely packet of frozen soybean that I had bought but had no idea of what should do with :p Anyway it went down a treat! The only other I chnage is the tortellini, I've tried a few diffrent fillings now and it turns out fab evry singel time :D

everchangingseasons's picture
5

great recipe and very qiuck and easy! everyong absolutly loves it I've made it 3 times alreadly and will be making it agian tonight :)
the first time I made this I didn't have any beans, so I used a lonely packet of frozen soybean that I had bought but had no idea of what should do with :p Anyway it went down a treat! The only other I chnage is the tortellini, I've tried a few diffrent fillings now and it turns out fab evry singel time :D

everchangingseasons's picture
5

great recipe and very qiuck and easy! everyong absolutly loves it I've made it 3 times alreadly and will be making it agian tonight :)
the first time I made this I didn't have any beans, so I used a lonely packet of frozen soybean that I had bought but had no idea of what should do with :p Anyway it went down a treat! The only other I chnage is the tortellini, I've tried a few diffrent fillings now and it turns out fab evry singel time :D

karolka_k92's picture
5

I've just tried this one. Brilliant! Quick, simple and... good looking. Even my husband who 'does not do soups' enjoyed this one. Will do it again.

sarmistha's picture
5

So easy! Really filling and tasty.

donnalovescheese's picture
4

Very tasty and very healthy. I used asparagus instead of beans and peas which worked really well.

xmuxmux's picture
5

This recipe is delicious. Even my picky sister liked it. Only 5 weight watchers points a serving and extremely filling, thoroughly recommended.

sally_june's picture
5

this has become a store cupboard standby in our house, and has even travelled with us on holiday, we love it, and like others have adapted it with whatever veg we have

laurenwilson's picture
3

this is a lovely, healthy quick dinner could use a bit more umph though, I added some red wine. Would make again mid-week

toddysk's picture
2

Tasty soup but rather watery - adding lentils to bulk it up may be a good idea or reduce the amount of stock

redfeline's picture
5

This is an incredibly easy recipe to do. It is a very filling soup and my whole family love it!

princessbana28's picture
5

Fantastic recipe and really filling! I've found it also works to spice up the veg with a bit of paprika, and even just using plain penne pasta :)

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