A relatively easy soup handed down to me by my Italian grandmother. It's great for the holidays!

Kelly

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup cheese, Italian seasoning, egg and ground beef. Mix together well and form into small meatballs, no larger than 1 inch in diameter; set aside.

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  • In a large pot over medium high heat, combine the chicken broth and 2 cups cheese. Bring this to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Slowly add the meatballs, stirring gently so that they do not clump together into one uber-meatball. Cook for about 30 minutes, until beef is no longer pink and broth is slightly thickened.

  • Add the pasta, again stirring gently so that they do not clump, and cook for about 30 more minutes, until pasta is tender and flavors are well blended. Season to taste and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

701 calories; protein 38.5g 77% DV; carbohydrates 43.8g 14% DV; fat 40.3g 62% DV; cholesterol 146.1mg 49% DV; sodium 548.6mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2003
The flavor is very good. Mine did not exactly turn out to be a "soup." It was more of a pasta side dish but it was delicious and very easy to make. To give it more of a soup consistency I would probably use half the pasta and maybe add a can or two more chicken broth. Unless you like TONS of meatballs then I would halve the meat. I used very lean ground chuck (93/7) so there was not a lot of grease. I added spinach to mine. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2009
I am giving this recipe three stars for the meatballs only. as for the rest of the recipe there is no "soup" to it. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2003
This recipe has good potential but I think that it should have specified to use EXTREMELY LEAN ground beef. This came out VERY VERY VERY greasy and was not the prettiest dish I've ever made. It was more of a "oatmeal" looking dish with meatballs and a lot of grease on it. My DH described it as greasy groul...which sounds just bad LOL!!! My best friend who was here to eat with us tonight thought the flavor was good but the grease had to go...with a few changes this could be a good dish! Also I'd use about 1/2 the box of the pasta the next time..it made our soup TOO thick! Thanks anyway Kelly I'm going to try to make a few changes the next time! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2009
I am giving this recipe three stars for the meatballs only. as for the rest of the recipe there is no "soup" to it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2003
The flavor is very good. Mine did not exactly turn out to be a "soup." It was more of a pasta side dish but it was delicious and very easy to make. To give it more of a soup consistency I would probably use half the pasta and maybe add a can or two more chicken broth. Unless you like TONS of meatballs then I would halve the meat. I used very lean ground chuck (93/7) so there was not a lot of grease. I added spinach to mine. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2009
We (hubby & I) made this last night and we loved this - we didn't know what to expect but it was spectacular! I took a lot of suggestions from other people though we used 1lb ground beef used more broth (and could have used more) and added garlic & onion. I also used only 1c parm in the broth. I put in a can of diced tomato and a small can of green chiles because it seemed to plain otherwise but we were amazed by how delicious it was and we'll definitely be making this again. We also fried the meatballs first - I was afraid they'd set all stuck together and also it cooked out some of the fat that way too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2003
Pretty good! I used ground turkey instead of beef (as the last time I had this my friend made it with beef and it was VERY greasy!!) and it was so good. I think I should have used another can of broth as there was absolutely no liquid to the soup what-so-ever. My husband thought there were too many meatballs so next time we are only going to use one and a half pounds of meat instead of the called for two pounds. All in all very good! Thanks Kelly! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2002
My husband and daughter really liked this soup. I will be making it again. I served it with a crusty bread. Next time I am going to add a little spinach. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2003
Tastes just like Italian Wedding Soup but the added fresh parmesan cheese was a real hit with my family for added flavour! There was no leftovers. Lynda Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2008
Great soup! I added a little garlic and onion to the meatballs for more flavor. Whole family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2011
I am going to use a very lean beef for the meatballs and add a vegetable as well. I would suggest that you cook the pasta seperately drain it and then add soup into the cooked pasta. Read More
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