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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20th Oct, 2012
This was really tasty and very easy, the second time I made it I added chilli powder as suggested which added a bit of a kick. Going to try different flavours of pasta now.
17th Oct, 2012
Very Tasty! I added some brussel sprouts to the veggie mix to give it more volume and 3 teaspoons of tomato purée to give it a bit more kick. I also sautéed some garlic with the onion. I agree with previous members, ricotta and spinach tortellini work best.
8th Oct, 2012
I made this today. I did 100g frozen pease, 100g frozen peppers and half a tsp of chilli flakes. It was very well recieved
24th Sep, 2012
Delicious ....
12th Sep, 2012
Absolutely delicious and easy to make. I'll definitely be making it again.
3rd Sep, 2012
Delicious and easy! What's not to like :-) ?
24th Aug, 2012
amazing dish, i cooked the pasta for 5 mins as directed on the packet
22nd Aug, 2012
absolutely gorgeous, so easy to make, used green beans leeks carrots and onions, added a grated garlic clove and some chilli flakes. I used morrisons four cheese and red onion tortellini, and sprinkled pleny of parmesan on top. will definitely make again
2nd Aug, 2012
My daughter made this last night and it was absolutely lovely. That said, she did add a few extras: chorizo, thickener, chilli flakes, chopped cooked chicken, worcester sauce, italian seasoning, salt & black pepper. The basic recipe is unfortunately a bit too bland and watery if you're used to lots of flavour but it is a good base to start with.
20th Jul, 2012
Made this for my mother and myself. We LOVED this recipe. Easy, packed full of veggies and loads of flavour. A winner with us.


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