Hearty pasta soup

Hearty pasta soup

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(248 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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carolinemay27
14th Nov, 2011
5.05
Amazing!
eleanormayo
30th Oct, 2011
3.05
In my view, not as good as the Tortellini & Pesto Minestrone on this site which is much, much tastier.
denidax
28th Oct, 2011
5.05
This has become a family favourite since I cooked it the first time; it's simple to make and delicious! I tried different flavours of tortellini, but I think the spinach and ricotta works best... DELICIOUS!!
rach_ashby
28th Oct, 2011
5.05
Fresh, healthy and very tasty! I've made this twice now.
fabfood2
20th Oct, 2011
5.05
Very tasty. I used frozen mixed veg - which included carrots & sweetcorn. I also added a small tin of chick peas. Quick and easy to make. I will definitely be making this again and again!
frouse
28th Sep, 2011
5.05
I love this recipe, really easy and delicious. Extra good served with garlic bread.
missdental
26th Sep, 2011
5.05
So simple, yet so tasty.....will definitely be making this soup again.
srettagliata
13th Sep, 2011
5.05
Added a bit of Italian seasoning and it was delicious.
krsnik87
6th Sep, 2011
5.05
So simple to make and was absolutely delicious! I had no tortellini so I boiled up some shell pasta and added it at the end, I had no fresh basil so I added 1/2 a teaspoon of dried as I poured in the canned tomatoes and I added half a red chilli at the start for a mild kick. Its been absolutely freezing here in Ireland, this was a perfect belly warmer!
katyb75
4th Sep, 2011
Very nice and easy, added leeks and some finely chopped pepper as well, along with tomato puree, paprika, cumin and tabasco.

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