Fast Meatball Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Fast Meatball Vegetable Soup Recipe
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Fast Meatball Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Marcia Piaskowski of Plantsville,Connecticut shares the recipe for this satisfying soup that uses frozen meatballs. It cooks on the stovetop in half an hour, but Marcia often doubles the recipe and simmers it in the slow cooker for easy preparation.
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup, undiluted
  • 12 frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 ounce each) , thawed and quartered
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 cup frozen sliced carrots, thawed
  • 3/4 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup garbonzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain pasta and stir into soup. Yield: 6-8 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Meatball Vegetable Soup in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p24

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 128 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 918mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 2/3 cup uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup, undiluted
  • 12 frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 ounce each) , thawed and quartered
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 cup frozen sliced carrots, thawed
  • 3/4 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup garbonzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain pasta and stir into soup. Yield: 6-8 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Meatball Vegetable Soup in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p24

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char04 User ID: 2958136 65794
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"I made this in the crockpot. I used frozen meatballs and can carrots. I added the spinach and uncooked pasta about hour before I wanted it serve it. It was wonderful. I will make this again for sure."

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 65793
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"This was a really good use of frozen meatballs that I had leftover. It was surprisingly flavorful and filling."

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amy clemons User ID: 5850918 76222
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"This has become my go to meal. I always make sure that I have the ingredients on hand. It is great with biscuits. It is definately a comfort food ranked right up there with chicken noodle soup. Everyone i have fixed this for loves it."

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the_brookester User ID: 3740798 129058
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2009

"Could this be made in a crockpot?"

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