Hearty pasta soup

Hearty pasta soup

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(247 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


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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  • 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



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

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped



    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



    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 is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  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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24th Jun, 2011
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.
22nd Jun, 2011
This is my first recipe from Good Food. What a way to start; very tasty and filling and easy too.
19th May, 2011
Substitute any pasta in the house for ready made Ravioli's one has a lot of scope for creativity in this recipe.
16th May, 2011
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.
11th May, 2011
Nice filling soup.however i added half tsp of chilli powder,i woill defo make this again.
4th May, 2011
A real winner in our house hold, great for a midweek meal.
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.
27th Mar, 2011
It was easy to make and it tasted great. 5 stars
16th Mar, 2011
served with some fresh crusty bread! gorgeous! and used tomatoes with added chilli from asda and also swapped the tortellini for just normal pasta twists. gorgeous!!!!
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13th Mar, 2011
I always add an extra tin of tomatoes to bulk it out so the OH can freeze in portions and take to work for lunch. Its a great recipe as you don't really need to weigh out all of your veg i just do it to instinct. Very easy and healthy my OH loves it I have gone off it slightly but thats because we were having it every week. If you wanted to add meat you can buy meat filled tortelloni in sainsburys such as chorizo, bolognaise etc. Very adaptable to anybodies needs. TOP TIP - i add a tablespoon of Encona Hot Pepper Sauce whilst it is simmering to give it a kick otherwise it can be fairly bland.


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