We'd love them to eat more of it, but our kids are very fussy about soup. This is one of the handful that they actually enjoy, maybe because they can amuse themselves by fishing for bits of pasta...Feel free to change up the vegetables that you use - it's a great way to use whatever's lurking in the fridge.
- 400g tin of chopped tomatoes or - if your kids don't like big bits of tomato - a carton of passata (that's what we use)
- One small onion, chopped small
- One or two cloves of garlic, chopped or smashed
- Two carrots, cubed
- Two handfuls of other veg, eg, peas/sweetcorn/cubed peppers
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- 150g small pasta shapes
- Splash of oil
1. In a large pan, heat the oil and fry the onion and garlic gently until translucent but not brown.
2. Add the carrot (and any other harder veg you might be using, eg. peppers) and fry for a few minutes until starting to soften.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes/passata, vegetable stock and pasta. Bring to the boil and then simmer until the pasta is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. The stock should have reduced but not too much - add a little extra liquid if necessary. Season to taste.
4. Serve with grated cheese on top!
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