Southwest-Style Wedding Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes6 servings (2-1/4 quarts)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 2 medium celery ribs, chopped
- 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 2 quarts chicken stock
- 1 cup soft bread crumbs
- 1 envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning
- 1 large egg
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1-1/2 cups acini di pepe pasta
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Cubed avocado and sour cream
- In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add carrots, celery and corn; cook until tender. Stir in stock. Increase heat to high; bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, combine bread crumbs, taco seasoning, egg and chicken; mix lightly. With wet hands, shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Reduce heat to simmer; gently drop meatballs into stock. Cook, covered, until meatballs are no longer pink, 8-10 minutes. Stir in pasta. Simmer, covered, until pasta is tender, 6-8 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and salt.
- Serve with avocado and sour cream.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 455 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1219mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.
Feb 26, 2018
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Aug 31, 2016
This is a great addition to my soup recipes, followed the recipe exactly except for using ground turkey which I always have on hand, and broiled the meatballs, as I like that color on them. Nice twist on the Italian version!