Meatball Soup Recipe

Ingredients

Meatballs Ingredients
 ½ lb. ground meat
 1 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated
 ½ cup bread crumbs
 ½ tsp. dried basil
 ½ tsp. dried oregano
 ¼ tsp. salt
 ¼ tsp. pepper
 1 egg, beaten
Soup Ingredients:
 1 tbsp. olive oil
 1 onion, chopped
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 15 oz. can tomatoes, broken into pieces
 4 cups chicken or beef stock (or water & 2 bouillon cubes)
 ½ tsp. salt
 ½ tsp. dried basil
 ½ tsp. dried oregano
 3 oz. bowtie pasta (or other delicate pasta)

Directions

Meatballs Method:
1

In a large bowl, combine the ground meat, Parmesan, bread crumbs, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix until well distributed.

2

Add the egg and mix until mixture holds together.

3

Between the palms of your hands, roll out 1” meatballs. Put on a platter. If you’re making them far in advance of making the soup, cover them and place the platter in the refrigerator.

Soup Method:
4

In a large sauce pan, heat the oil over low heat. Add the onions and cook gently for 8-10 minutes, until tender.

5

Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute on low.

6

Add the tomatoes, stock, salt, basil, and oregano. Bring to a simmer and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

7

Gently add the meatballs – slipping them in one at a time. Simmer, covered, for another 15 minutes.

8

Add the bowtie pasta, increase the heat to medium-low, and boil (uncovered) for 10-11 minutes (or 1-2 minutes less than the cooking time on the pasta package). Occasionally, give the soup a gentle stir.

9

Serve up in shallow soup bowls with a generous bowl of freshly-grated Parmesan cheese on the side.

Ingredients

Meatballs Ingredients
 ½ lb. ground meat
 1 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated
 ½ cup bread crumbs
 ½ tsp. dried basil
 ½ tsp. dried oregano
 ¼ tsp. salt
 ¼ tsp. pepper
 1 egg, beaten
Soup Ingredients:
 1 tbsp. olive oil
 1 onion, chopped
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 15 oz. can tomatoes, broken into pieces
 4 cups chicken or beef stock (or water & 2 bouillon cubes)
 ½ tsp. salt
 ½ tsp. dried basil
 ½ tsp. dried oregano
 3 oz. bowtie pasta (or other delicate pasta)

Directions

Meatballs Method:
1

In a large bowl, combine the ground meat, Parmesan, bread crumbs, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix until well distributed.

2

Add the egg and mix until mixture holds together.

3

Between the palms of your hands, roll out 1” meatballs. Put on a platter. If you’re making them far in advance of making the soup, cover them and place the platter in the refrigerator.

Soup Method:
4

In a large sauce pan, heat the oil over low heat. Add the onions and cook gently for 8-10 minutes, until tender.

5

Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute on low.

6

Add the tomatoes, stock, salt, basil, and oregano. Bring to a simmer and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

7

Gently add the meatballs – slipping them in one at a time. Simmer, covered, for another 15 minutes.

8

Add the bowtie pasta, increase the heat to medium-low, and boil (uncovered) for 10-11 minutes (or 1-2 minutes less than the cooking time on the pasta package). Occasionally, give the soup a gentle stir.

9

Serve up in shallow soup bowls with a generous bowl of freshly-grated Parmesan cheese on the side.

Meatball Soup Recipe