Sadie's (that's Me!) Tortelini Meatball Soup Recipe

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Sadie's (That's Me!) Tortelini Meatball Soup

Ellen Fourroux


Now that cooler weather is here, this recipe I created some years ago came to mind. I thought, AHA! I should share! Hope you enjoy this soup. I have made it for friends who were sick and the comment is always the same: " This is really good! slurp, slurp!"

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six small bowls or 4 large bowls
20 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


1 medium
onion, any type, chopped or sliced
3 clove
garlic, chopped
2 stalk(s)
celery, chopped or sliced
2 large
chicken broth, low salt (i use the large containers from trader joe's)
1 can(s)
large italian plum tomatoes, or any kind
1 or 2 bag(s)
ready made meatballs, or homemade. may use beef, turkey, or vegetarian type.
1 pkg
tortelini, any type. i use dried or refrigerated from trader joes
1/4 lb
sliced mushrooms, any type
2 Tbsp
italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste


1In a dutch oven or large pot, add all above ingredients except meatballs and Tortelini, salt and pepper.
2Simmer on medium/low heat until celery is medium soft. If using whole tomatoes you may want to crush them down while the soup simmers.
3When celery is medium soft (about 20 minutes) add meatballs and tortelini to soup. Simmer until tortelini is done, about 10 minutes.
4Salt and pepper to taste.

If you like a stronger chicken broth flavor, use boullion cubes or a flavor booster, it's all a matter of taste.

If using homemade meatballs, cook them before adding to soup (This will increase your prep time somewhat, or make ahead of time)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy