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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hollywoozle's picture
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Absolutely brilliant! Easy, healthy, cheap and most of all...tasty! Really delicious with the basil added and best eaten with a warm bread roll. I have taken to making this all the time with different sorts of pasta and it's always yummy.

lea8198's picture
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I did not think I was going to like this. I made it for my husband. I don't like things without meat, I don't like veggie dishes and I certainly didn't think I would like spinach and ricotta but I have to say that this dish is DELICIOUS! I had 2 bowls! I cannot wait to make this for my veggie friends. They will love it. So easy, cheap and I will make this again and again and again. Finally I have found a nice veggie filling soup that I can make and re-heat for lunch the next day. Excellent :D

cheesenraegge's picture

Delicious and so simple! Will add some chopped, cooked sweet potato next time!

cheesenraegge's picture

Made this for tea this evening. Delicious! Will try it with chopped, cooked sweet potato next time! YUM!

mrsnoonoo's picture
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Lovely soup. Added a little chilli powder. It did look like there was to much liquid but it was fine. Will be making again.

lorna_aq's picture
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I was so impressed with this...did not expect it to be this nice! Got a big bag of these tortellini in the freezer now so I can make this as a real easy "whip something up from the cupboards" recipe! YUM... very filling, good for diet and budget.

omyau80's picture
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Tasty, healthy and filling. I made mine with soya beans and simmered the carrots for a lot longer than 10 minutes because I don't like them underdone. Was left with a soup that was the perfect consistency. Will definitely make again.

pud7171's picture
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Delicious & so simple, I added mushrooms and red chilli to spice things up and was a favourite all round.

manvirg's picture
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I added some cayenne pepper and also blended the soup to thicken it. Overall a very tasty dish!

loza782's picture

Found this recipe to be very bland and a bit watery, needed an extra kick, i added some chilli.

jeanius's picture
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made this for the umpteenth time today. Delicious.

birgit's picture

Have made this several times now. Its great for a quick and healthy lunch. Even quicker if you leave out the carrots and just use frozen mixed vegetable instead.

jessicalb89's picture
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This was beautiful and a great change to your average soup. Very filling too. I used the quorn bolognese filled ravioli which made it a little healthier. Delicious!

blueshadow's picture
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Me and my family are loving this,we've had this time and time again over this cold weather period.There are so many variations you can do,different filled pastas,different soups! YUM! YUM! YUM!

cat123's picture
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Lovely stuff - I use whatever type of stuffed pasta and veg I have at the time, and its always delicious. A great standby when you can't think what to cook.

jeanius's picture
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Superb soup, must be our favourite one so far. Easy to make, filling and good for you as well. Yum yum

shoe2boot's picture
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Really rate this soup, very easy and tasty :o)

I did not have fresh pasta so used dried pasta instead and it worked really well, also used pesto sauce instead of the fresh basil.

Recommend to anyone watching their calorie intake as it's nice and filling and keeps well in the fridge.

amanda0510's picture
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Superb recipe. It creates a meal out of nothing. We always have tortellini in the fridge. It's just such a quick way to create a filling meal in moments. This soup just came together so quickly and well. I added lots of pepper and every member of the family just loved it, even my two boys. Don't just sit and wonder...make it, you'll love it.

djjackson's picture
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Excellent, whole family loved it.

lucyaitchison's picture
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Used meat tortellini instead and tinned beans as no frozen ones. Enjoyed it with lots of parmesan and garlic bread. I will add some some chilli next time as I also feel that there is something lacking.

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