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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mikey1972
3rd Aug, 2011
just had this for lunch very tatsy, too many vegetables for kids (but whats new there) i left out the olive oil and opted for fry light spray instead (watching the calories and OO is a killer) i added some paprika and garlic and a bit of tom puree to thicken it up. i would prob spice it up a bit next time but all in all a tasty low calorie low fat soup that i will definatley make again.
elizaabeth
11th Jul, 2011
beautiful soup which is so healthy but absolutely delicious!
rachelosbourne
24th Jun, 2011
5.05
Made this for tea tonight and was a big hit all round, only change I made was to use tinned tomatoes with garlic. Was really quick and easy and will definitely make again. May try with just normal dried pasta, if it works will be a really good 'store-cupboard stand-by' meal. Delicious.
gaellus
22nd Jun, 2011
5.05
This is my first recipe from Good Food. What a way to start; very tasty and filling and easy too.
aspiringamateurchef
19th May, 2011
5.05
Substitute any pasta in the house for ready made Ravioli's one has a lot of scope for creativity in this recipe.
fro_baby
16th May, 2011
5.05
I used some finely shredded cabbage to add a little texture, shredded the carrot and finely chopped some celery and this soup was absolutely delicious. A real meal in itself. The only negative thing I found that was when I left some for the next day I found the pasta had absorbed most of the liquid and it was more like... well just pasta. still tasted good though.
angelica30
11th May, 2011
4.05
Nice filling soup.however i added half tsp of chilli powder,i woill defo make this again.
stephenjoanne
4th May, 2011
4.05
A real winner in our house hold, great for a midweek meal.
fattore51
11th Apr, 2011
truly yummy! quick and easy, followed recipe to the letter ans worked out perfect. Just right for mid-week, filling but light.
shaden
27th Mar, 2011
5.05
It was easy to make and it tasted great. 5 stars

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