soup2Served with a sprinkling of grated cheese and some bread this is a complete meal in a bowl.

Make the whole recipe (6-8 servings) and freeze the leftovers in meal sized portions.



6- 8 serves

Pasta – spirals or shells

¾ cup (135 g)

Onion, peeled and chopped

1 large

Chicken stock

6 cups

Tomato pasta sauce or tomato soup

1 x 500 ml jar


½ teaspoon


1 tablespoon

Pumpkin, peeled and chopped

1 cup

Potato, peeled and chopped

1 large

Carrot, scrubbed and chopped

1 large

Frozen peas

1 cup

Canned 4 bean mix or red kidney beans, drained

1 x 425 g can

Fresh parsley, finely chopped

2 tablespoons



  1. Combine pasta, onion, chicken stock, pasta sauce, oregano, sugar, pumpkin, potato and carrot in a saucepan. Boil uncovered for 15 minutes.
  2. Add peas and 4 bean mix and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
  3. Add parsley, stir until hot.


Serving Suggestion:serve with grated tasty cheese or parmesan and bread.


Recipe from Cooking for Older People – Easy Recipes for One or Two,
Canterbury District Health Board.


Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre