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Hearty pasta soup

Hearty pasta soup

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(253 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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smelvilles
7th Nov, 2012
4.05
Boom! Turn one star pasta into 4 star soup!!!
stonefruit
7th Nov, 2012
5.05
My usually grumpy friends uttered a heartfelt 'thank you'.
kezwold
3rd Nov, 2012
5.05
Love this, I blend the children's and leave the veg whole for myself. Serve with garlic bread. Lovely :) I even send in soup flask for school packed lunches
janeadamson
20th Oct, 2012
5.05
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.
amandadeba
17th Oct, 2012
5.05
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.
stace871
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
sandyshaw
24th Sep, 2012
5.05
Delicious ....
ericadee
12th Sep, 2012
Absolutely delicious and easy to make. I'll definitely be making it again.
aleksandrar
3rd Sep, 2012
5.05
Delicious and easy! What's not to like :-) ?
pickletkd
24th Aug, 2012
amazing dish, i cooked the pasta for 5 mins as directed on the packet

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