Pasta Meatball Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
Makes10 servings (3 quarts)
- 1 cup uncooked spiral or shell pasta
- 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1-1/2 cups frozen sliced carrots, thawed
- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 jar (14 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
- 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 cup frozen peas
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a soup kettle or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain pasta. Add to soup; heat through.
Nutrition Facts1-1/4 cups: 273 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 935mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 13g protein.
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Dec 27, 2018
While this recipe is geared to making a quick dinner with lots of frozen ingredients, it works well cooking from fresh ingredients, too. We made it with homemade meatballs, steamed fresh carrots, and fresh sliced mushrooms. I like spiral rather than shell pasta because I find the shell pasty seems to hold extra water regardless of how long I drain it. Adding sausage to the meatball mix adds some spice to the recipe. Nice and hearty on a cold night!
Mar 22, 2014
This is a great soup! Easily converts to a slow cooker recipe, too; just add cooked pasta directly before serving. I tweak it by adding my own spices and a little hot sauce, but don't we all? Its also a forgiving recipe; replace veggies with what you have in your freezer or fridge.
Jan 15, 2014
LOVE this soup. I left out the pasta and froze it in small containers. As I ate the soup, I would cook a little pasta and add to the hot soup. It is a hit every time I make it.
Jul 8, 2013
Made this last time I travelled to GA to see my grandchildren and it was a huge success. I am down here visiting again and one of the first things I was asked was if I was going to make the meatball soup again. Needless to say, it is definitely a keeper!
Nov 1, 2012
This recipe is fabulous!! Found it 2 weeks ago and this is my 2nd time making it already! The kids love it! You can tweak it to what you have in your pantry and add seasonings to your tastes as well. Thank you for a wonderful recipe! This is a keeper!!
Feb 13, 2012
I Just made this today and it was so good. I didn't measure the ingredients, just guessed at a half portion and used frozen peas and carrots and frozen corn for the veggies. I used pinto beans because I was out of kidney beans. The meatballs added such a great flavor to the soup. I probably added more pasta and meatballs than called for.
Jan 26, 2012
This was a really good soup. My kids loved it. I'll definitely make it again.
Oct 21, 2011
So quick and easy and good! I put everything except the noodles in the crockpot at lunch and then add the noodles about 30 minutes before dinner. Amazing taste without any seasoning!
Jul 28, 2011
Such a quick and easy fix, and yet it's such an amazing hit! I am often asked to bring it in for potlucks at work! :D
Feb 12, 2011
Very good!! I cut the meatballs into quarters. That way my meat lover husband wouldn't take all the meatballs. It looked like there was more meat than called for.