Italian Meatball Soup – Quick

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Quick, tasty, nourishing, soup, add a little zip, if you like, a dash of red pepper flakes.”

    Ingredients

  • 1 (14ounce) cans beef broth
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with onion and garlic or 1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cupswater
  • 1/2 teaspoonitalian seasoning, crushed
  • 8ounces packages frozen italian style cooked meatballs, or your own from the freezer,about 8
  • 1/2 cupsmall dry pasta, such as ditalini or 1/2 cuporzo pasta( elbows are ok)
  • 1cuploose pack, frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1tablespoonfinely shredded parmesan cheese or 1tablespoongrated parmesan cheese
  • Directions

  • Stir together beef broth, undrained tomatoes, the water and Italian seasoning in a large saucepan, bring to boiling.
  • Add meatballs, pasta and frozen veggies.
  • Return to boiling, reduce heat.
  • Simmer covered, about 10 minutes or till pasta and veggies are tender.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Reviews

  • “This is an awesome recipe.I made it yesterday and it just keeps getting better.I used Morningstar Farms veggie meatballs and it turned out perfect.The parmesan cheese makes it extra special.This is a definite keeper.”

  • “This is an awesome recipe that I will be keeping. Especially on those nights that you have no interest in cooking. It was easy and delicious. Served with crackers and toasty french bread for dipping! I used the Kittencal meatball recipe for the meatballs!! It was heaven in a bowl!! The ate it up and asked for seconds. Definitely a keeper! Thanks Derf!”

  • “Funny how the simplest recipes are often the tastiest! This is so easy and has been a hit with everyone every time. I cook everything but the pasta about 20 minutes or so to soften the veggies before I throw the noodles in, then cook 10 more. I also add in more beef broth for more soup. Amazing with a loaf of hot french bread!”

  • “This is a great soup and super easy.I had to vary a little because I forgot to buy the meatballs and was too lazy to make some! I fried up some hamburg and used that. Next time I will take your hint Derf, and add some pepper flakes…thanks for the recipe! “

  • “I really loved this soup. It is easy to make and very flavorful. I will definitely make again. I added a can of beans to increase the fiber and make it a really complete meal. I just realized I forgot to sprinkle the parmesan. Can’t wait to try it with the cheese.”

  • “Soo good and very quick if you are short on time! I doubled the recipie and used a large can of vegetables instead of the frozen. Will definitely make this again!”

  • “This was a hit for us. It came together quickly and a double batch was enough for 4 adults and 2 kids to have seconds and a bowl of leftovers for one of the adults. We enjoyed it with a roll of french bread. Will definitely make it again! Thanks for sharing.”

  • “I made this soup for mine and SO’s Dinner on 3/10/11.I made my own broth by using two bouillon cubes and 14 ounces of water, also used more Italian seasoning than the recipe called for. Since I didn’t have the pasta called for, elbow macaroni was used.Since there were some leftover veggies that needed to be used,those were added.This was a very nice ” Tummy Warming ” recipe for a chilly night. Thanks for posting and, ” Keep Smiling 🙂 “”

  • “My husband and I are looking for low calorie, filling healthy meals.I found this recipe and it is the first time I ever made soup.It turned out great – very easy to make and nutritious.He loved it! This will be a regular meal at our place.Thank you for posting it!”

  • “Hi, Derf! I made this tonight for supper. What a great soup for a chilly night, and SO easy! I made my own meatballs. For the pasta, I used Pennini Rigati. Next time, I’m going to try the macaroni. I served this with tossed salad rolls and Saltine crackers. Thank you for such an easy, warming recipe.”

  • “This was excellent! I did add two cans of tomatoes and some pepperoni per another recipe I saw. I also added about 20oz of beef broth. The end product was wonderful.”

  • “I liked how easy this was to make on a weeknight after work. At first hubby was dissapointed that we were only having soup for dinner, but he chowed down and took all the leftovers for lunch today! I added a 5.5oz can of V8, used about a cup of elbows, and probably around 20 frozen homestyle meatballs. Thanks for a keeper!!”

  • “I used low sodium beef broth, Italian-style stewed tomatoes, double the meatballs, and about 3/4 cup of dry pasta.Also, I did add some crushed red pepper for “a little zip”.Next time I might add another can of tomatoes just for a little extra juice, as well as more tomatoes.This soup was so easy to make and so delicious.We ate it with sliced pugliese bread.I can’t wait to eat the leftovers for lunch today.”

  • “Delicious soup!I used organic beef broth instead of using the can broth and water. I used the Ditalini pasta.I also useda deluxe stir-fry frozen veggies that had Italian green beans, broccoli, little corn cobs, & red peppers.I think any frozen veggie combo will work great in this recipe. I had frozen meatballs in my freezer (kittencal’s recipe) that I added to it, and served some cheese bread along side of it.It was fast & easy to make and very delicious.Thanks Derf, for the good recipe!I’ll be making this again.”

  • “So tasty! I added a splash of red wine and omitted the pasta and threw in some more veggies in stead. Lovely meal to use up my left over frozen meatballs. Now I get to make another batch! Thanks for posting this great recipe”

  • “I had some Italian meatballs in the freezer and wanted something easy to make. This was very good soup. I used v-8 juice instead of the water and orzo pasta I think the parmesan cheese is a nice addition to the top of the soup. Everyday ingredients and fast and tasty. Served with recipe#169790. Thanks Derf for sharing this recipe.”

  • “I was looking for a quick soup and I’m so glad I gave this one a try!My whole family LOVED it, and I can’t believe how quick it was to prepare.I will be making this one again soon”

  • “I love meatball soup. I was looking for mexican meatball soup and came across this one. Had to try it! Outstanding! I love italian food, so this one will go in my saved cookbooks. Had wonderful flavor and the aroma was heavenly… especially on these cold nights. Thanks for sharing. Will be making again SOON! ~V”

  • “This soup was so yummy, and our whole family gobbled it up.My tomatoes did not have any seasonings so I added some hamburger grill seasoning to it, and used star shaped pasta because that’s what I had in the pantry.The soup got going to a rolling boil and didn’t want to cool down to simmer- the broth ended up reducing and the whole thing was a bit more stew-like.Fast, easy and definately a keeper that will be made over and over again!”

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