Italian-Style Tomato and Meatball Soup Recipe

This Italian-style tomato and meatball soup recipe will be your go-to for healthy Italian eating, especially on a cold winter day! 

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 20-30 min

Meatball Ingredients: 

- 1 pound extra lean group beef
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 
- 2 egg whites, slightly beaten 
- 2 TBSP minced onion 
- 1 TSP minced garlic 
- 1 TBSP dried parsley 
- 1/2 TSP salt 
- 1/8 TSP black pepper 

Soup Ingredients: 

- 2 TSP extra virgin olive oil 
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 
- 3-4 cloves roasted garlic or 2 tsp minced garlic 
- 2 cans fat-free low sodium beef broth 
- 1 can Italian-style diced tomatoes undrained 
- 1 cup whole wheat shells uncooked 
- Salt and pepper as desired 


Meatball Prep: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine all meatball recipe ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well (use your hands to really get in there!). Shape into 28-30 meatballs, about 1-1/4 inches each. Place on a rack in a baking dish (or just directly in the dish). Bake for 13-16 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center. Set aside. 

Soup Prep: Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, until soft. Add garlic and cook an additional minute. Stir in broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Add in pasta and reduce heat; cover and simmer at least 10-15 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Stir soup ingredients in meatballs and continue to cook until heated through.

I hope you enjoyed this free frugal recipe for Italian-style tomato and meatball soup.

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