Minestrone pasta pot

Minestrone pasta pot

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(19 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A vegetarian favourite for under 5's, minestrone pasta pot

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal294
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.58g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 300g frozen mixed vegetables (including peas, sweetcorn, carrots and broccoli, but not the chunky stewpacks)
  • 700ml hot vegetable stock
  • 175g small pasta shapes, such as conchigliette
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 220g can baked beans
  • grated cheddar, to serve
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat and gently fry the onion for a few minutes until it starts to soften. Stir in the tomato purée, then tip in the frozen vegetables and pour in the stock.

  2. Bring to the boil, add the pasta and stir. Cover and simmer for 12-14 minutes or until the pasta is cooked.

  3. Stir in the beans and heat through, then taste for seasoning. Serve hot, with a bowl of grated cheddar for sprinkling over the top.

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malaz1
28th Dec, 2010
4.05
Surprisingly nice!
ffowles
18th Apr, 2010
4.05
Quick, tasty and nutritious - a winner all round!
splodgemeister
23rd Oct, 2009
3.05
Quick, tasty and cheap meal! I added chilli flakes to give it a bit of a kick. My boyfriend and I thought it was lovely (even if it is for kids!) and will definitely make it again.
lisa_stone
16th Mar, 2009
Cooked this in our food tech lesson and it was delicious. Everybody loved it. Made cheesey french bread croutons to go with it and it went down a treat!
yurrnae
15th Jan, 2009
Further to my last comment - I have also suggested to my son that he could get the past and veg ready in an oven dish, then break a couple of eggs into it before adding the grated cheese. Just makes it a bit more nourishing (like a main meal, rather than a lighter one)
yurrnae
15th Jan, 2009
Very similar to one of my younger son's staples - he cooks some pasta, drains it then puts it back together with tinned veg ( a variety) and grates some cheese on top.
jakethelion
1st Nov, 2008
this was great and so simple desipte forgetting to add the baked beans. I used a mixture of fozen and fresh vegetables (peas sweetcorn fine beans and carrots) and cooked for a little longer. It was very easy
Twinklebum99
10th Jul, 2008
I made this last week and there was LOADS. it was very nice & made pack up fro the next day! MMMMMMM. I added worchester sauce for a slight kick.
cherylhutchinson
30th Apr, 2008
5.05
Quick, tasty and very easy to make and adapt
4525sally
9th Feb, 2008
5.05
THIS WAS QUICK EASY AND DELICIOUS.

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