A nourishing and hearty vegetable soup with carrots, onion and celery, given substance with the addition of pearl barley, pancetta and nuggets of crumbled and browned Italian pork sausage. The flavour is further intensified with red wine and Parmesan.

Defrost before reheating gently in a microwave or saucepan, stirring occasionally, till piping hot. The pearl barley continues to guzzle up liquid in the packet so you'll probably need to add some water or stock. 

Italian sausage, pancetta, pearl barley, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, rosemary, parsley, Parmesan, red wine, tomatoes, olive oil, salt.
Gluten, Dairy.
Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Shellfish, Fish, Sesame, Soy, Egg, Lupin.
While we make every effort to ensure dishes are free of cross-contamination, our kitchen is not allergen free.
FAT TOTAL7.8g16.7g
- SATURATED2.9g6.2g
- SUGARS1.1g2.4g
  • Individual:Serves one adult.
  • Small:Serves two adults.
  • Large:Serves 4-5 adults.
  • Extra Large:Serves 6 adults.

TO REHEAT SMALL: defrost before reheating.  Empty into a saucepan and place over a gentle heat, stirring occasionally till piping hot (70C); or empty into a microwave-safe container and heat for 2-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until piping hot throughout. 

TO REHEAT INDIVIDUAL: the individual size may be microwaved from frozen.  Microwave in 2 minute bursts in the microwave, stirring in between, till piping hot (70C). Alternatively, you can defrost overnight in the fridge, then gently reheat in a saucepan on the stovetop.

DEFROST INFORMATION: Suitable for freezing. Defrost before reheating. Defrost overnight in the fridge. For a quick defrost, place in a sink of warm water and ensure that the defrosted dish then reaches 70C (piping hot) within two hours of beginning the defrosting process. Once defrosted, keep refrigerated and consume within 48 hours.

Cooking instructions are guidelines only.  Microwave times checked in a 900W oven.  Microwaves vary; please adjust cooking times accordingly and ensure your food is piping hot (70C) before serving.


Serve with extra grated parmesan, a drizzle of olive oil and some toasted sourdough.