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Italian Meatball Soup



Italian Meatball Soup
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes Source: National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Food Groups: Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Beef
Meal Type: Soup & Stews
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: Mediterranean & Mid-Eastern
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes)

It's quickly prepared - but this soup doesn't need more work. It's complete, a cheering meal in itself.

Ingredients:

1 (18 oz) package frozen fully cooked Italian-seasoned beef Meatballs (about 35 meatballs)
2 cups frozen mixed Vegetables
1 can diced Tomatoes
1 (14 oz) can ready-to-serve beef Broth (approximate size)
1 cup Water
1/3 cup uncooked ditalini OR small shell Pasta
Shredded Parmesan cheese

Preparation:

1. Combine meatballs, vegetables, broth, tomatoes, water and pasta in large saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 8-10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

2. Serve with cheese, as desired.


Nutrient Information
Calories: 323
Total Fat: 20 g
Saturated Fat: 10 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 738 mg
Carbohydrates: 15 g
Protein: 19 g
Fiber: 6 g
Vitamin A: 2630 IU
Vitamin C: 2 mg
Calcium: 127 mg
Iron: 3 mg

Cook's Notes:

All you need to add is crusty bread, and soup's on.