Meatball Soup

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “A yummy change from beef stew on a cold winter’s night. Serve with warm bread or bread sticks.”

    Ingredients

  • 1beaten egg
  • 1/2 cupsoft breadcrumbs
  • 2teaspoons parmesan cheese or 2teaspoonsromano cheese
  • 1teaspoonsnipped parsley
  • 1teaspoononion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoongarlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoonground pepper
  • 1/2 lbground beef
  • 1 (15ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14ounce) cans beef broth
  • 1 (14ounce) cans Italian-style tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 1/2 cupswater
  • 1cupsliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1teaspooncrushed Italian spices
  • 1/4 cuptiny bow tie pasta
  • 3cupsfresh spinach, torn
  • Directions

  • Combine egg, bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, onion, garlic salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  • Add ground beef and mix well.
  • Form about 36 meat balls.
  • Cook meatballs in a large skillet over med heat until no longer pink, turning occasionally to brown evenly.
  • Drain fat from skillet or remove meat from skillet and set aside.
  • Combine beans, beef broth, tomatoes, water, mushrooms and Italian seasonings in a large sauce pan.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Add pasta bows and then return to boil.
  • Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • Stir in spinach and meatballs.
  • Cook for 1 or 2 minutes more or just until spinach is wilted.
  • Reviews

  • “This is a very hearty soup with a great flavor from the meatballs and the spinach. I like it a lot and plan to make it many times. The only suggestion I would offer others is that I wish I had doubled this recipe as it went very fast and I could easily have used more. Thanks for a grat recipe, Karen!”

  • “this was awesome! i used spaghetti pasta, and spiced it up with my own spices but other than that i stuck to the recipe and it was yummy”

  • “This was a hit at my house and will be making this again and again. I followed the recipe exact but did throw in some red pepper flakes because we like things kicked up a bit. The only suggestion I have is that I will double the amount of pasta next time. Thanks Karen!”

  • “This soup was delicious.My mom made Meatball soup growing up and I have never been able to find a recipe that had beans and Tomatoes in it.I used Kidney instead of the Garbanzo, just out of preference and also used Canned vegetable broth, as that’s all I had.Delicious!I used the Ditalini pasta as well.Thanks so much for a very enjoyable recipe!”

  • “We loved this soup! The first time that I made it, I made the meatballs according to the recipe. They were good, but I would prefer the ease of buying the frozen mini-meatballs and using them instead. You may also want to consider adding more liquid and also, crushing the tomatoes up a bit. We froze the soup, which means two things. First, make sure that your noodles are al dente during the initial batch. Also, you may want to consider adding the fresh spinach when you warm up the soup so that it doesn’t get too wilted and disgusting instead of duing the initial batch. All in all, great soup. Pretty healthy and very tastey.”

  • “Well, it’s not a cold winter night here but we enjoyed this soup all the same. Husband has a cold so I thought he’d like something warming and this went down well. I used my own frozen pre-made meatballs and a little bit of cabbage I had around the house instead of spinach. If you are going to use cabbage, make sure you slice it extra thin as it doesn’t cook down as much as spinach does. Great soup with lots of flavourand I love the fact it doesn’t take long to make and uses just basic ingredients. Thanks Karen!”

  • “Dh & I both enjoyed this soup very much. I made it in the crockpot. Adding dry pasta, spinach & meatballs in the last 1hr. on high. Nice thick soup. Served with fresh 3 grain bread. We willbe enjoying this again! Thanks Karen”

  • “What a great soup!I served it to my mom and my husband. They both loved it and it was just so pretty too.Next time I think I will double the recipe.It went way too quickly!”

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