Easy meatball minestrone soup.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat chicken broth and beef broth in a large Dutch oven or stock pot; add meatballs, vegetables, tomatoes, and macaroni. Cover Dutch oven and bring to a boil, about 10 minutes. Remove cover and stir.

    Advertisement
  • Stir kidney beans and Italian seasoning into soup; reduce heat to medium. Simmer, stirring frequently, until macaroni is tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Ladle soup into 6 bowls; garnish each with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; protein 25.4g 51% DV; carbohydrates 36.6g 12% DV; fat 13.6g 21% DV; cholesterol 77.2mg 26% DV; sodium 1264.3mg 51% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2013
Pretty good soup. A whole box of meatballs is too much. Use about 1/2 the box. I also cut my meatballs in half to make them more bite sized. I used 2 cans of mushrooms 1 can corn and about 1 to 1.5 cups of sliced carrots as the vegetable. I also started the soup with a finely chopped onion and 2 cloves minced garlic cooked until translucent in about a tbsp. of oil. Then add the rest of your ingredients. I also added about 2 tsp hot sauce & think it could have used a bit more. My family liked it and I would make it again. Pretty easy to make with what you have on hand. Read More
(4)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2013
Pretty good soup. A whole box of meatballs is too much. Use about 1/2 the box. I also cut my meatballs in half to make them more bite sized. I used 2 cans of mushrooms 1 can corn and about 1 to 1.5 cups of sliced carrots as the vegetable. I also started the soup with a finely chopped onion and 2 cloves minced garlic cooked until translucent in about a tbsp. of oil. Then add the rest of your ingredients. I also added about 2 tsp hot sauce & think it could have used a bit more. My family liked it and I would make it again. Pretty easy to make with what you have on hand. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2014
This is a great work-night recipe as it doesn't require much prep and still tastes great. The only change I made was to use two cans of beans and I used cannellini and northerns I had on hand - otherwise this recipe is great as written and filling - always important if I'm putting soup on the table! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2015
Super easy to make. I had to make a couple alterations with what I had on hand - white kidney beans instead of red a can of diced tomatoes instead of stewed and a can of mixed veggies drained instead of frozen. I had mini Italian meatballs so I cut back just a little on the Italian seasoning I added. Would make again! Read More
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2019
Great starter recipe to use up the "little bit of this little bit of that" you have creeping around in your fridge. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2019
We love this soup! The only change I will make in the future is to cut back on the number of meatballs because I found that they overwhelmed the soup in the quoted amount. Definitely going in our regular rotation! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2019
Mostly great but the frozen veggies didn't go over well with the kids -- it seemed overloaded with green beans. I like the concept of using frozen meatballs but I used about half of what it called for and also cut them in half to be more bite sized. I seasoned with garlic powder salt pepper and red pepper flakes. Read More
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2019
This is the second time I've made this recipe. Great flavor however the Italian seasoning was a little strong for me so this time I cut it down to one tsp. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2019
The empty pot says it all! Happy happy people at dinner tonight. Almost polished off this big pot. One of my favorite soups ever! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2020
Excellent recipe! Thank you...Loved this soup, my husband said it was the best minestrone soup he’s ever had. I added diced onion and used fresh carrots but you don’t really need to change a thing to enjoy this tasty soup. Highly recommend. Will definitely make this a lot. Read More