Rating: 4.57 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Easy meatball minestrone soup.

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Ingredients

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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; carbohydrates 36.6g; fat 13.6g; cholesterol 77.2mg; sodium 1264.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

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
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 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
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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
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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
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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
04/30/2021
This recipe was quick and easy to make, and tasted excellent without having to add any salt. Due to pantry contents, and personal preference, I changed a couple of things. I used fire-roasted tomatoes and 32 oz. of meatballs. (I did thaw the meatballs and mixed vegetables before adding to the broth.) And, as someone else mentioned, I added sauteed onion and minced garlic. I also included the Italian seasoning with the ingredients in the 1st step, in order to deepen the flavor. I'm sure this recipe will become a regular in our house. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2021
My husband loved this soup. The soup is easy to make. I would add the kidney beans right before serving so the beans do not split. I made mini meatballs instead of the frozen meatballs. I also made the following changes. I used one 32 oz. box of chicken broth and 2 cups of beef broth. I felt the soup needed more seasonings. I added 1 tsp. of garlic powder, 1 tsp. of onion powder, 1/4 tsp. of pepper and 1/2 tsp. of thyme. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2021
Great quick and hearty soup. Only made a few changes: I sauteed onions and garlic in a little olive oil to start , used mini meatballs and used Ditilini pasta instead of elbows. Will make again. 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: 5 stars
01/25/2021
Easy soup. My frozen meatballs were small so they worked well in this. Larger ones would probably nee to be halved. Any frozen veggie mi will work in this. Keep some broth for leftovers as the pasta absorbs a lot of the broth Read More