Hearty Pasta Soup.

I am a sucker for a few things when it comes to cooking for my family..  Recipes that have the word 'hearty' in them, food that is filling and warm in this cold weather and also meals that are simple and inexpensive to make.  

I'm battling a cold at the minute and this Hearty Pasta Soup is the perfect meal when you're not feeling all that great.. I promise, you will not be disappointed! Even my meat loving husband declared that it was one of the best meals he had tasted.


1 tbsp olive oil
2 chopped carrots
1 large onion
A pint of vegetable stock
400g chopped tomatoes
A cup of frozen peas
250g of fresh filled tortellini (My filling was Spinach & Ricotta)
Some grated cheese
A handful of chopped fresh basil

Heat the oil in a large pan.

Fry the onions and carrots for five minutes until they start to soften. Then add the stock and tomatoes. Simmer for ten minutes and then add the peas.

One all of the vegetables are tender, stir in the pasta and return to the boil for 3-4 minutes, until the pasta is just cooked.

Add the basil and cook for a further minute.

Serve with a sprinkle of cheese. I also served mine with garlic bread which turned out to be the perfect side dish.

That's all there is too it.. It smells delicious and tastes fantastic!

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