As we start to get cooler weather this hearty vegetable pasta soup is perfect to warm you up. It is quick and easy to make and a very budget-friendly meal too.

The pasta in the recipe makes it more filling than other soups yet it’s still low-calorie if you don’t add the optional parmesan.

Why this is a perfect low-calorie filling soup

This soup is perfect on low-calorie diets, full of fibre and filling whilst also being really easy to make. You don’t need any special equipment to make it and it will look just as good as the picture.

The recipe uses lots of vegetables which are great for weight loss.

Taking this to work in a flask could be the easiest lunch of the week whilst also helping you with your weight loss.

No more packaged sandwiches or flapjack bought from the canteen as you were still hungry!

Pasta pieces in a pile

Topping the soup with parmesan

This soup can easily be topped with a little parmesan to add to the Italian flavours it has. It is very much optional and you will still love it without the parmesan but it gives you something to consider.

Pasta soup
Pasta soup

How easy is this hearty vegetable pasta soup to make?

If you can cut up a few vegetables then this soup will be a dream. There are no fancy ingredients involved and no equipment you don’t already own. It’s made in around 15 minutes so it is quick too.

If you are not keen on one of the ingredients why not adapt it slightly? This recipe would be nice with celery, aubergine, peas and beans, I imagine too if you have any that need using up.

If you prefer a smoother soup then you could blend some of the ingredients down a little before adding the pasta if you choose.

Chopping onions
Chopping onions

A lunch for work if you have no microwave

Do you work in the community or don’t have access to a microwave? This can easily be warmed at home and put in a flask to keep warm until you need it.

Making the best amazing soups quickly

You do not need a soup maker to make soup, though it does make it a little easier. I have a great soup maker.

If you like a smooth soup all you need is a stick blender, the cheap ones work just fine. You’ll also need a ladle and a flask if you want to take it to work.

Have you checked out my soup recipe guide? Soup is such an easy meal to take to work so why not put it on your meal plan?

chopping fresh tomatoes
Chopped fresh tomatoes

Tips for making this soup even easier

If you want to cut down the time even more you could use fresh or frozen ready-chopped onions or carrots.

If you use frozen this may reduce chopping time but will increase the frying time so it is up to you.

This soup freezes well so is perfect to make in bulk and defrost before reheating for a quicker meal.

Pasta soup
Pasta soup

Other recipes you may enjoy

If you are looking for other great healthy lunch ideas there are over 50 here.

Here are lots of other soup recipes you may enjoy whether you like an Italian meatball soup, tomato soup or a creamy mushroom soup there is something for everyone.

Do you love pasta as much as I do? Why is it Italians always seem thin (all about that here)? Check out all these other pasta recipes.

chicken fajita pasta bake
Chicken fajita pasta bake

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Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!

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Pasta soup

Quick and easy hearty vegetable pasta soup for a warming lunch

  • Author: Jen Mellor
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Portions 1x
  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Stove top, hob
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Delicious hearty vegetable pasta soup which is perfect for weight loss



2 cups of pasta shapes of your choice

low-calorie cooking spray

2 medium onions diced

2 whole garlic cloves finely chopped

1 tsp paprika

2 tbsp tomato paste or 1 cup of passata

2 medium carrots diced

1 cup of peas

2 medium courgettes diced

1400ml hot vegetable stock

1 tsp mixed dried herbs

Pinch of salt and pepper

1 tbsp chopped parsley, for serving

1 tbsp shaved Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)


Keywords: low-calorie soup, vegetable soup, Italian soup,

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  1. This soup is so tasty and filling. Really enjoyed it – so did hubby! Certainly didn’t need any bread like you would with a standard soup.