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Meatball Tortellini Soup

“After our son left home, I had to learn to pare down recipes for just my husband and me,” notes Sherry Little of Sherwood, Arkansas. “So I created this hearty soup with fast-cooking frozen meatballs.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 12 frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 ounce each)
  • 3/4 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 3/4 cup frozen cheese tortellini (about 20)
  • Dash salt and pepper


  • In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add meatballs. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the spinach, tomatoes and corn; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the tortellini, salt and pepper; cover and simmer for 3 minutes or until tortellini is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 278 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 1138mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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  • Sdausel
    Dec 6, 2014

    This soup is so easy to put together and very tasty. I didn't have spinach so I chopped up some onion and added some thinly sliced carrots which cooked while the meatballs cooked. We both loved it! Thanks for posting!

  • rmorse154
    Nov 12, 2014

    We loved this soup! It is easy to prepare, had all the ingredients on hand, very very tasty. Only problem is that it went too fast. I am going to double or even triple it next time.

  • k1burton
    Jun 1, 2013

    Pleasantly impressed! Can't wait to make it again.

  • klm1029
    May 8, 2013

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  • Nixiesena
    Nov 5, 2012

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  • Adie615
    Feb 17, 2012

    Looks good, but I felt like it lacked flavor or a flavor that I like anyways. I added garlic and more salt. The garlic really helped.

  • brazenlove
    Apr 25, 2011

    super good and delicious... made my own meatballs and used fresh corn kernels. turned out good!

  • tophersmom
    Mar 23, 2011

    Very hearty soup-I have made it twice-very good!

  • JmeBakes
    Jan 30, 2011

    I've made this several times because it's really easy and really good! Not sure why it's called soup because there's very little broth - of course I use frozen tortellini and meatballs and add extra of both. And another bonus of this yummy pot cooking (less mess)!