Italian Pasta Soup For The Soul Recipe

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Italian Pasta Soup for the Soul

Sunny Shaine


mmm mmm we love this...especially in cold weather served with good Italian crusty bread and butter!

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15 Min


1 Hr 15 Min


1/2 lb
meatballs, cut into 1/2s or 1/4s
1/2 pkg
pasta (i used small elbow macaroni
large onion, chopped and sautead
large cloves fresh garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning
1 - 14 oz
can sweet corn, drained
1 - 14 oz
can italian green beans, drained
1 - 14 oz
can northern beans, drained
1 - 14 oz
can beef broth or two beef boullion cubes
basil/oregano, undrained and salt and pepper to taste
fresh basil leaves, julienned
water added to consistency of your liking
1/4 lb
crumbled italian spicy sausage (optional)
14 oz. can diced tomato with italian seasonings.

Directions Step-By-Step

To prepare meatballs: Before baking, add to 1/2 lb. lb. ground beef, 1 egg beaten, 1/4 cup milk, 2T Italian breadcrumbs, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder. Form into 1" meatballs. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Drain grease. While meatballs cook, prepare pasta according to package directions. Put chopped onion in large soup pot with 2T olive oil or 2 large pats of butter on med/low. While pasta is boiling and onions are cooking, open all cans and drain liquid. DO NOT DRAIN DICEDD TOMATO CAN. If using Italian sausage, brown, drain and crumble.
Slice basil in Julienne style. After onions are translucent, turn burner to med/high. Add the prepared meatballs, let simmer with onion for just a few minutes. Add about 1/2 cup water and can of broth. Add more water after adding all ingredients. Add diced tomatoes with the liquid. Drain and add corn, northern beans, green beans, and basil leaves. If using optional items, add those items at this time.
Drain pasta and add to pot. Add Italian seasoning. Stir all ingredients together. Add water accordingly, and salt and pepper to taste.
Heat on high for 15-20 min. then simmer onlow if eating later. Simmer on med. high if eating within one hour.
Serve with small dollop of sour cream (optional) and crusty Italian bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef Soups, Bean Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy