Veggie Soup with Meatballs
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
Makes6 servings (2-1/2 quarts)
- 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs
- 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 3 cups beef broth
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 medium zucchini, sliced
- 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup water
- 2 medium carrots, sliced
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
- 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 14 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until vegetables are almost tender.
- Stir in macaroni and parsley; cook 30 minutes longer or until macaroni is tender. Serve with cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts1-2/3 cups: 335 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 1295mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 9g fiber), 19g protein.
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Aug 3, 2015
I was not impressed with this soup. I was lacking in flavor.
Jan 17, 2015
Not only delicious, and simple to make, is so healthy that my body feels better after a bowl.
Oct 6, 2013
This soup was fantastic! I loved all of the vegetables. Next time I would cut the zucchini larger or else add it later in the cooking process to prevent it from becoming soggy. I used turkey meatballs in place of Italian meatballs to save calories (nearly 100 calories per serving saved!) and found the soup to be delicious.
Oct 5, 2011
Loved the fresh vegetables. My kids gobbled up the meatballs especially. They thought that made it extra special.
Aug 25, 2011
Loved this recipe! Even my 6 year-old ate two helpings.
Jun 20, 2011
I made this soup with Homestyle Meatballs, next time I'll try with Italian Meatballs. I think I'll like the extra flavor. I didn't have zucchini, so I added an extra cup of cabbage. I also left out the elbow mac., because I'm trying to limit the carbs. This is my kind of soup - delicous broth, with lots of veggies.
Nov 7, 2010
I've made this recipe several times and have handed out the recipe dozens of times - it's easy and delicous.
Mar 10, 2010
I loved that this truly is a one-pot meal. It was so simple and versatile. I mixed the veggies up some - added mushrooms and left out the green beans. I will definitely make this again, however I'll probably use regular meatballs rather than Italian. I felt like they overpowered the other flavors.
Feb 24, 2009
the nutrition info would have been very helpful buster94
Feb 23, 2009
I'm aggreeing with Suzie and leliza. However, if you take the ingredients over to SparkPeople.com to their recipe section, there's a free recipe calculator you can use. It's been a great help to me. The recipe sounds really good and I'm going to enter it into the calculator to see what I come up with. Just reading over it I see several ways to make it healthier:1. No salt added diced tomatoes2. Low fat, low sodium beef broth3. Frozen cut green beans(for time)4. Multi gtain or whole wheat macaroni5. Low fat ParmesanYou may even could even make ground turkey meatballs in advance and freeze them.