Hearty Italian Meatball Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Hearty Italian Meatball Soup Recipe
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Hearty Italian Meatball Soup

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"A very hearty, flavorful soup. Use whatever small shaped pasta you like."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Stir water, tomatoes, beef broth, and Italian seasoning together in a large pot; bring to a boil. Add meatballs, Italian-blend vegetables, and pasta to the pot. Return broth to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the meatballs are heated through and the pasta is tender, about 10 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with Parmesan cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 21, 2014

Had pounds of leftover meatballs from the football game and ham broth from the spiral ham that was served. What a fantastic way to revamp leftovers into something new and delicious. The only changes I made, was using ham broth instead of beef and a good dose of frozen spinach along with the other vegis. Thanks for a snow day meal

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 28, 2013

This was ok. Nothing special but no one complained and it all got eaten. I liked the idea of using purchased meatballs, because I had a package of Aidell's carmellized onion meatballs in the freezer. Because the meatballs were chicken, I used chicken broth instead of beef broth. It might have been better with beef broth so if I make it again I'll use the trader joe's party meatballs and use beef broth.


10 Ratings

Nov 24, 2014

Perfect for a cold, rainy, late fall weekday. I even made the meatballs from scratch and it still was quick. Delish. My modifications: I used 32 oz of unsalted beef stock and 2.5 cups of water. Also used fresh garlic. Ended up having to add salt at the end, but I'm okay with that, as I'm sure it's still less than what is in fully salted beef stock or beef broth. Will definitely make this again.

Mar 26, 2013

Yummy soup. I had some meatless meatballs in the freezer so I used those.. they got a little soft so next time I'll try this with turkey or beef ones. I used half the amount of pasta and added salt and fresh pepper

Mar 09, 2013

Awesome recipe.....thanks for sharing ...

May 31, 2015

Simple and hearty! We used one can of low sodium beef broth and one regular sodium can of beef broth and the combo seemed to have the right amount of taste while managing sodium levels for us. We also added 2 cups of fresh spinach. We used Johnsonville classic Italian style meatballs. For folks who are not experienced at cooking (like us), this is a great, easy recipe to try.

Oct 17, 2014

This was yummy and extremely simple to put together. Great for soccer practice night when everyone's in a hurry on different schedules.


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  • Calories
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 16.7 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 498 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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