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Meatball Orzo Soup

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars

"This soup is a variation of the wonderful Greek avgolemono soup. Using ready-made meatballs makes it a quick and easy supper dish, but it doesn't shortcut the hearty soup's delicious flavor."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 432 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Pour chicken broth into a large pot and mix in meatballs, zucchini and orzo. Season with pepper and parsley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered 30 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, beat together lemon juice and eggs. Mix 1/4 cup hot soup into bowl, then stir entire mixture into the pot. Serve soup hot.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Rice may be substituted for the orzo.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 432 calories; 19.9 g fat; 30.9 g carbohydrates; 29.6 g protein; 179 mg cholesterol; 1441 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Followed some of the hints - extra orzo, also used more zucchini, and put quite a bit of cayenne in my meatballs. It was FANTASTIC. Everyone loved it - the spice was a really nice balance to t...

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I seldom give any recipe less than 5 stars. I just figure if I don't have anything good to say.... This time I will make an exception, because I think this has potential, but falls short. Man...

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I seldom give any recipe less than 5 stars. I just figure if I don't have anything good to say.... This time I will make an exception, because I think this has potential, but falls short. Man...

Followed some of the hints - extra orzo, also used more zucchini, and put quite a bit of cayenne in my meatballs. It was FANTASTIC. Everyone loved it - the spice was a really nice balance to t...

Just made it in the crock pot. Substituted spinach for the zucchini and used Cottage Inn's wine wine and herb chicken broth. My husband was dubious about it when he saw it (he HATES Italian Wed...

WOW! The perfect comfort soup! I added a bit of chopped spinach and onions along with the ingredients listed. I highly recommend this soup!

Friends and family love this soup. Quick, easy and delicious. I do it exactly as written except that I make my own meatballs. It's always a hit!

Loved this recipe, really easy to make and adapt for yourself. I did do a couple of variations just with stuff I had in the house. I cooked this with rice instead of orzo and used green peas (...

use fresh lemon or skip lemon/egg mixture all together

This recipe was better than expected! My entire family loved it so we've added it to the normal dinner routine. I used the meatballs I buy at Costco which made it a very fast recipe and perfec...

I wanted to use left over meat balls from the night before.. I'm only giving this 4 stars because I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I didn't have Orzo so I replaced it with tortellini. Repla...