Ravioli & Vegetable Soup

Ravioli & Vegetable Soup

81 Reviews
From: EatingWell Soups Special Issue April 2016

Fresh or frozen ravioli cook in minutes and turn this light vegetable soup into a main course. Look for whole-wheat or whole-grain ravioli in the refrigerated or frozen section of the supermarket. Tortellini can be used instead of ravioli as well. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups frozen bell pepper and onion mix, thawed and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
  • 1 15-ounce can vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1½ cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or marjoram
  • 1 6- to 9-ounce package fresh or frozen cheese (or meat) ravioli, preferably whole-wheat
  • 2 cups diced zucchini, (about 2 medium)
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add pepper-onion mix, garlic and crushed red pepper (if using) and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, broth, water and basil (or marjoram); bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Add ravioli and cook for 3 minutes less than the package directions. Add zucchini; return to a boil. Cook until the zucchini is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Season with pepper.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Thin with broth before reheating, if desired.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 2 cups
  • Per serving: 261 calories; 8 g fat(3 g sat); 7 g fiber; 33 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 16 mcg folate; 28 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2,279 IU vitamin A; 24 mg vitamin C; 97 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 354 mg sodium; 732 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (46% daily value), Vitamin C (40% dv), Iron (28% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 81

October 17, 2018
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By: bellerlauren
This was so easy and really yummy! I used spinach and cheese ravioli and didn’t change the recipe. I thought it needed a little added salt and I think next time I will add more red pepper flakes too. It will be even better leftover. Very fast and easy for busy weeknight.
August 26, 2018
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By: Amarie
I made this delicious dish yesterday, I used chopped green peppers only, chopped onions,2 garlic cloves and i chopped my zucchini and sauteed it all together, i used diced tomatoes in a can instead of crush tomatoes, i used chicken broth and then i added my frozen raviolis, basil and crush pepper which gave it a twist! I thought maybe i wouldve had left overs lol but my family enjoyed it to the last bit.
August 21, 2018
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By: Carol Johannes-Toenges
August 13, 2018
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By: Marilyn
will make this soup over and over again love it.
April 07, 2018
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By: Marylou
Loved it! I added a chopped up carrot and used cheese tortellini. Very delicious and easy!
March 13, 2018
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By: AZRose
Love this! Only change I made was 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes—added lots of zing. I will make this again using tortellini for a change. Used artichoke ravioli and it was excellent.
February 03, 2018
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By: ebayot
Very flavorful! I used tortellini because it was what I had. I also used fresh onions and red bell pepper. Instead of zucchini I used frozen broccoli. The soup was so delicious. It was easy and quick to put together. A hearty soup.
January 26, 2018
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By: FitnessPal
This is a good hearty soup. I sautéed fresh onions, peppers and garlic then added the zucchini to soften. I used all broth instead of adding the water and it was very flavorful and thick. Also added frozen peas and carrots. Will definitely make again.
January 10, 2018
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By: Merab
I made this one Sunday after the holidays to bring to work for lunch. I'm not a fan of most "vegetable only" soups bc I'm always left wanting more, but the ravioli took the place of the meat and filled me up ALL day. I added carrots and celery but will skip the celery next time bc it overpowered the other flavors. I think I will use tortellini next time too bc the raviolis were so big and some fell apart while transporting/re-heating.
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