Mini Meatball Soup

deb baldwin


The guys like this soup and so do I. This is what got me started on meatballs.
Easy soup to make and can be done and ready to eat in less than an hour.
This is one of the soups that my husband likes to fill his bowl.. mounded up.

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4 big servings


20 Min


30 Min


Stove Top


2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
peeled carrots, chopped
celery stalks, chopped
1 medium
onion (i use 1/2 onion), chopped
bay leaves
salt and pepper


1 lb
ground beef or pork (italian sausage), or combined
egg, beaten
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 c
parmigiano-reggiano, grated
1/2 c
plain bread crumbs
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg


6 c
chicken broth or stock
2 c
1 1/2 c
dried pasta, egg noodle or your choice
1 lb
triple washed fresh spinich, coursley chopped
or use kale

Directions Step-By-Step

In a deep pot, over medium heat, add oil, chopped carrots, celery, and onion and bay leaves.
(I use my mini-processer and finely chop carrots and onions)
Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook veggies for 5 or 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While veggies cook, combine meat, egg, garlic, grated cheese, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a seperate bowl.
Uncover your soup pot and add broth and water to the pot. Increase heat a bit and bring soup to a boil.
When soup boils, reduce heat a bit and start to roll meat mixture into small balls, dropping them straight into pot.
You are making meat dumplings that will cook in the broth.
When you are done rolling the meat, add the pasta to soup and stir.
Cover and simmer soup for 10 to 20 minutes.
Remove the 2 bay leaves.
When pasta is tender, stir in chopped spinich in batches.
When spinich is wilted, soup is done.
Adjust your seasonings if needed.
I do not add the spinach. I add more meatballs or noodles.
A person could put in kale instead.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American