Italian Wedding Soup

 

Italian Wedding Soup

Let me be honest, I could eat meatballs every night for dinner.  They are always so delicious and always a hit at my dinner table.  This is my easy weeknight spin on a classic.  So much goodness in every bowl.   And psssst: I didn’t add as much broth to this bowl so you could actually see what’s inside the soup 🙂 .

This recipe serves four.

Shopping List
1 bag of frozen meatballs
1 onion, chopped
4 cups of beef stock
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce
1 (14 oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 (10 oz) box of frozen and defrosted spinach, thawed with all excess water squeezed out
1 (10 oz) package of frozen carrots
1 box (about 4 cups or so) of a short cut pasta
Grated Parmesan cheese to garnish
chopped cilantro or parsley to garnish

Add your frozen meatballs, onion, beef stock, garlic powder, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes in your slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low 6 to 7 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.  About 20 minutes before you’re ready to eat, stir in your spinach, frozen carrots and pasta.  Cover and turn the slow cooker to high for the last 20 minutes.  When you’re ready to serve, ladle soup into bowls and garnish with Parmesan cheese and either a little chopped cilantro or parsley.

Happy slow cookin’!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 24, 2018 at 4:36 am

    Hong Kong, where I live, is famous for fishballs, but I’ve always preferred meatballs. Like you, I could eat them every night! This Italian wedding soup sounds perfect right now in the cool fall weather. So hearty! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  • Narci October 24, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Yum!! This looks so good! Yay for Soup weather!

  • Rachel October 24, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Yum! Do you have a certain type of meatball you like to buy?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 24, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      Not really. I go back and forth between multiple brands. I hear Costco has good ones!

  • Terri October 24, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Looks delicious! What size bag of frozen meatballs do you recommend? Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 24, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      I get mine two different ways…in a package (a dozen a package) or a 32 oz bag.

  • Amanda October 24, 2018 at 10:21 am

    I love how easy your recipes are. So quick to toss in the slow cooker and have a delicious dinner waiting! Will definitely be making this soup!

  • Sandi H October 24, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Should I cook the pasta first or put it in dry?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 24, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      Put it in dry!

  • Raman October 24, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Where’s the broth?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 25, 2018 at 5:26 am

      Like I said in the beginning of the post, I don’t ever add a lot to the photo bowl so that you can actually see what’s in the bowl and not just liquid 😉 .

  • becca l. October 30, 2018 at 6:42 am

    looks delish! I don’t own a slow cooker, but I would imagine making it stovetop shouldn’t be that difficult! can’t wait to try .. 🙂