Hearty pasta soup

Hearty pasta soup

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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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28th Sep, 2011
I love this recipe, really easy and delicious. Extra good served with garlic bread.
26th Sep, 2011
So simple, yet so tasty.....will definitely be making this soup again.
13th Sep, 2011
Added a bit of Italian seasoning and it was delicious.
6th Sep, 2011
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!
4th Sep, 2011
Very nice and easy, added leeks and some finely chopped pepper as well, along with tomato puree, paprika, cumin and tabasco.
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.
11th Jul, 2011
beautiful soup which is so healthy but absolutely delicious!
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.


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