Roasted Veggie and Meatball Soup
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Cook: 50 min.
Makes8 servings (3 quarts)
- 5 medium red potatoes, cubed
- 4 large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 1 large red onion, halved and cut into wedges
- 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, carrots, onion, 2 tablespoons oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place in a single layer in two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans.
- Bake at 425° for 20 minutes. Add basil and garlic; toss to coat. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.
- In a large bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
- In a Dutch oven, brown meatballs in remaining oil in batches; drain and set aside.
- In the same pan, combine the broth, water, tomatoes, roasted vegetables and remaining salt. Return meatballs to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-55 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 317 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 1005mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.
Jan 26, 2013
I really wasn't sure how the roasted vegetables would be in a soup, but thought I'd give it a try. Soooo glad I did - they were delicious! I made a few changes - I didn't roast the onion, but chopped it & added it to the broth. I used ground beef & beef broth as I didn't have ground turkey. The Parmesan in the meatballs really adds a great flavor to this soup.
Feb 16, 2011