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Starry starry soup recipe

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: msmarmitelover


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot, chopped finely
  • 1 stick celery, chopped finely
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
  • 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 glass white wine or red
  • 1 kilo tomatoes
  • 500 g mushrooms
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 200 g stellete pasta stars
  • 125 g butternut squash stars (optional) from Tesco
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Make soup base:
    Heat up the olive oil in a heavy deep saucepan.
    Add the carrot, celery, onion and cook on medium high for 5 minutes
    Add the garlic, bay leaves and wine, cook for 5 to 10 minutes
    Add the tomatoes and mushrooms, simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Strain soup into sieve or chinois. You will end up with a thin and transparent broth.
    Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour in the pasta stars and the butternut squash stars if using and heat on high for 10 minutes until the pasta is cooked.
  • Serve hot.