Hearty pasta soup

Hearty pasta soup

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(256 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

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 2 carrots, chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

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

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    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

    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

    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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RichieBoo
1st Dec, 2016
5.05
When I first started to put this dish together I didn't think it was going to be any good. HOWEVER!! This turned out fantastic!! Even gets a WoW from me and my critical diners requested that it appears again on my menu. Extremely tasty and only use quality tortellini for the best results. 5*
w3ndy2
21st Oct, 2016
5.05
As others have done I used this as a base but added celery, paprika and smoked paprika, garlic, a can of sweetcorn and diced chorizo. I also let it simmer for an hour as I don't like crunchy bits in my soup. It was absolutely delicious. Took leftovers to work the next day and caused quite a bit of envy at the yummy smell it emitted!
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SimoneSCG
6th Sep, 2016
3.8
Love this recipe. Didnt realise I had no carrots though until the onions were already in the pan, so instead I added garlic, small chunks or broccoli and a little fresh chilli. It was perfect. Used peas from the pods as well which were a very nice sweet hint and a bit of oregano from the garden. Lovely!
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Joesyjo
5th Apr, 2016
5.05
I have made this a few times now. Have the same problem with the carrots. I have chopped them up really small and they still take forever to cook. I will try frozen veg as others have suggested in future. Other than that this recipe is delicious and very filling!
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Shaun Edmonds
27th Oct, 2016
3.8
I blanch my carrot's first and use the water to make my stock. Also you can use a bag of frozen mirepoix at the start and saute it in olive oil if you don't want the carrot's too chunky.
mrp55
22nd Mar, 2016
5.05
This was wonderful! I also cook with what I have available so used chicken stock, tortellini with porcini mushroom filling, and baby lima beans for substitutes. As suggested I added celery, garlic, parmesan rind, chili flakes, and a dash of Tapatio. I will make this again. But, it will probably be different!
CKATE
12th Nov, 2015
Made this yesterday, it feeds a lot more then 4 people, very delicious and easy to throw together after work if you don't feel like a big meal
bethnnath
21st Apr, 2015
Delicious We also added garlic, sweetcorn and a touch of tomato puree. Very tasty and very filling will definitely be having again
rhapsodyinc
1st Nov, 2014
3.8
I love this, I added garlic and used basil pesto and a grating of parmesan to finish off.
FrankiePants5
16th Oct, 2014
3.8
I added in 2 cloves of garlic, half a teaspoon of chilli flakes, splurge of tomato puree, splash of tabasco and some red lentils. It was absolutely delicious, i was dubious to wether my other half would like it but he loved it and so did I! Will definitely be making it again.

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