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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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.

annie6n2's picture

This is a sure winner ,even my husband loves this , a very filling meal in it's self ,i make this at least once a week now YUMMY

flyaway_jaqi's picture
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Delicious! My boyfriend and I loved it. I added courgette to the mix, which was lovely, and also added a dash of chilli powder, mixed herbs and worcestershire sauce to up the flavour of the sauce. Will be making this again!

starlycarly's picture
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this was very easy to make ad eve more delicous to eat.

musling's picture
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yummy, yummy - a really lovely and quick soup. Great ;o)

mariabudgen's picture
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A great recipe for a very quick, tasty and warming meal in this freezing weather. I used proscuitto and mozzarella cappeletti (like a mini tortellini), and added a sprinkle of chilli flakes to the onion and carrot and a teaspoon of sugar once the tomato and stock was added. Halved all the ingredients to serve 2, aiming to save the 2nd portion for another day, my other half having been lucky enough to escape to warmer climes with his work, but enjoyed it so much I ate both both portions in one go! Still got the other half of the pasta packet though, so will make some more for boyfriend on his return if I can manage to resist eating it myself.

trenethick's picture
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Loved this soup.Added garlic and a teaspoon of sugar to the recipe to enhance the flavour.Will vary the vegetables next time I make it.

mother_ship's picture
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Excellent mid-week meal, I added a little sugar, a good splash of Worcestershire sauce and plenty of garlic, very tasty.

shelagh1954's picture
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Have made this soup several times for a weekend lunch with homemade bread. It is very easy and versatile - the ingredients can be changed according to what is available.

poppet1's picture

not bad for a quick supper.Used fresh french beans and garlic and herb tortillini.enjoyed by child and adults alike

bookworm25's picture
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Really, really yummy. A great soup for a cold day, filling and warm. Though I added quite a lot of dried mixed spices and some Tabasco to add some flavour.

paulak's picture
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This was a great way to use up a pack of tortellini I had in the freezer. I added lots of black pepper and some italian seasoning. I would have liked the broth to be a little thicker but otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed it.

tracycarmichael's picture
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I was quite surprised by this soup. It was really simple to make yet still so tasty! Adding the ravioli was definately the highlight for me :-) and lets not forget the fantastic calorie count!!! Definately a winner...

n0nie78's picture
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A perfect case of something being greater than the sum of its parts. This 'soup' totally rocks! And so easy to make. I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter only halving the amount of stock as I was only making 2 portions, but I ended up with 3 portions easily, even taking into account my greed! I also used M&S ricotta and spinach ravioli and their liquid veggie stock in a jar which I think made it nicer than using a stock cube and cheapo tortellini.

welshoochey's picture
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Absolutey yummy soup: will make again as you could defintley ring the changes by varying the veg and the pasta.I added some garlic and sugar as tomato based sauces demand in our house!Served it with homemade bread and parmesan. My youngest son didn't like the look of it but when he tasted it he loved it!

districtnurse's picture
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Lovely very filling, added some shredded cabbage and leeks, also used frozen soya beans. Will definately be using this recipe again.

djhartmannn's picture
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I made this last night ... none of my children were very kind about it ... Bland, dull, unimaginative.

If you are looking for a hearty veg soup or stew there are a lot of better choices than this one.

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