- Hearty Bean Pasta Soup
Hearty Bean Pasta Soup3.5714285714286 out of 5, 1 based on 7 ratings
The clue is in the name. This hearty soup is guaranteed to warm up any cosy night in – made with cannellini beans, wholemeal pasta shells and low fat Quorn Chicken Style Pieces.
276 kJPer serving
- 175g Quorn Pieces
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
- 1 tsp marjoram
- ½ tsp thyme
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 425g tin cannellini beans
- 1½ litres vegetable stock made with 1 stock cube
- ½ tsp brown sugar
- 100g wholemeal pasta shells
- Italian style hard cheese, freshly grated (optional)
Pre-heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onions and cook for 5 minutes without colouring then add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
Now add the tomato purée, fresh rosemary, marjoram and thyme. Stir for a minute and add the chopped tomatoes, beans, stock, sugar and seasoning.
Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and cook a further 10-12 minutes.
Then pour half the soup into a liquidiser and blend until completely smooth. Return the puréed soup to the rest of the soup, add the Quorn pieces and bring back to a simmer
Add the pasta and cook for another 12-14 minutes stirring from time to time until the pasta is cooked.
Serve with grated cheese and freshy crusty bread.
Garnish with basil leaves and serve with crusty bread.