Minestrone pasta pot

Minestrone pasta pot

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


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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  • 2 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…

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped



    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 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



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


  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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20th Jan, 2011
Really lovely - quick, easy substantial and healthy! The kids loved it - wanted me to make it the next day again!!
28th Dec, 2010
Surprisingly nice!
18th Apr, 2010
Quick, tasty and nutritious - a winner all round!
23rd Oct, 2009
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.
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!
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)
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.
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
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.
30th Apr, 2008
Quick, tasty and very easy to make and adapt


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