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Tortellini and Red Pesto Soup

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Tortellini and Red Pesto Soup Recipe

Ready in less than 15 minutes, vegan friendly and a delicious pasta soup recipe. This recipe is really easy and quick to make, packed with flavour just using a few key ingredients. 

What’s in the recipe?

Tortellini – I’ve used a new one from Waitrose which is vegan friendly. If you’re not using tortellini, use your favourite pasta parcels. If you’re just using plain pasta, be sure to add some kind of vegan friendly pancetta or chorizo to fry off at the start to give it a depth of flavour.

Red Pesto- I’ve added red pesto to this recipe to give it flavour and that gorgeous red colour. Be sure to garnish each bowl with a drizzle of this on top too!

Stock-I just use boiling water and a vegetable stock cube mixed together for a really simple and cheap stock.

Cavolo Nero- You can use any kind of leafy green for this, if you prefer spinach or kale, swap for that. Be sure to cut it into smallish pieces so it’s easy to digest.

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tortellini red pesto soup vegan

Tortellini and Red Pesto Soup

Ready in less than 15 minutes, vegan friendly and a delicious pasta soup recipe. This recipe is really easy and quick to make, packed with flavour just using a few key ingredients.
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Servings 2 people


  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 4 stalks cavolo Nero de-stalked
  • 800 ml boiling water + stock cube
  • 250 g vegan tortellini I used the new Waitrose one
  • 2 tbsp red pesto sub for regular pesto
  • 1 tsp dried basil thyme and sage


  • Dice the carrot, onion and add to a deep pan with a glug of olive oil, season with salt and fry for around five minutes
  • Add in the minced garlic and cavolo Nero and fry for a few minutes before stirring in the tomato paste and a splash of water, stir together
  • Add in the stock and dried herbs, bring to a boil for a few minutes before adding the tortellini and red pesto, cook for around 5 minutes or until the pasta is aldente
  • Garnish each bowl full with salt and pepper and a final drizzle of red pesto


You can swap the tortellini for your favourite pasta parcels
If you're swapping for just plain pasta, add vegan chorizo or bacon pieces to the frying stage to give more depth of flavour

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Sun Dried Tomato and Kale Pasta Soup

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4 Ingredient Vegan Sausage Rolls

4 ingredient vegan sausage rolls recipe

Vegan Sausage Rolls

Only four main ingredients needed for this ‘recipe’ if you can even call it that. This is for all of you sausage roll lovers who need a quick fix without whipping it up from scratch. All I know is Mary Berry said she buys ready made puff pastry and that changed my outlook.

Ingredients Breakdown

Vegan Sausages- It’s good to have a vegan sausage thats packed with flavour such as Shroom Dogs or the Linda McCartney red onion sausages – they’re perfect!

Cranberry Sauce or Chutney-Depending what you prefer you can opt for a delicious cranberry sauce or something more savoury such as a caramelised onion chutney, or follow my friend Kaylea and go for a mango chutney filling.

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Tamari- This is my secret ingredient for so many recipes. It gives a beautiful wash on top of the pastry before baking. It gives umami, colour, depth, everything you possibly need to take these to the next level.

Ready Made Puff Pastry – As I said before, if it’s okay for Mary Berry it’s okay for me.

vegan sausage rolls recipe

Optional Vegan ‘Egg Wash’

Tamari / soy sauce- As used in my recipe, I find that using tamari (which is a gluten free soy sauce) is brilliant!

Oat milk & smoked paprika- Using a plant based milk with a splash of smoked paprika will give a gorgeous flavour.

Marmite & water – Add 1 tbsp just boiled water to a bowl and mix in 2 tbsp marmite, then use that as a brush, it’ll give a delicious flavour and lovely golden brown colour.

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4 ingredient vegan sausage rolls recipe

4 Ingredient Vegan Sausage Rolls

Only 4 ingredients needed to make these delicious stuffed vegan sausage rolls with cranberry sauce. A delicious golden flakey crust with a tasty vegan sausage filling. Perfect for friends!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins


  • 6 vegan sausages
  • 4-5 tbsp cranberry sauce or chutney
  • 1 sheet ready made puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp Tamari for the wash or soy sauce


  • Cook the sausages until just done (usually around 15 minutes at 180ºC)
  • Roll out the puff pastry sheet on a flat surface then spoon on the cranberry sauce down the shortest length of the sheet
  • Crumble the sausages then sprinkle over the top of the cranberry sauce
  • Fold over the puff pastry then seal by using a fork to pinch the edges
  • Brush with tamari (soy sauce or regular wash with work too)
  • Then bake at 200°C for 20 minutes or until beautifully golden and crisp
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If you like this recipe why not try my delicious cream cheese and pancetta vegan pinwheels.

vegan pancetta pinwheels with nush cream cheese