The Soup with the Little Meatballs

The Soup with the Little Meatballs


"A relatively easy soup handed down to me by my Italian grandmother. It's great for the holidays! "


1 h 20 m servings 701 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 701 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 40.3 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 38.5 g
  • 77%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 146 mg
  • 49%
  • Sodium:
  • 549 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup cheese, Italian seasoning, egg and ground beef. Mix together well and form into small meatballs, no larger than 1 inch in diameter; set aside.
  2. In a large pot over medium high heat, combine the chicken broth and 2 cups cheese. Bring this to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Slowly add the meatballs, stirring gently so that they do not clump together into one uber-meatball. Cook for about 30 minutes, until beef is no longer pink and broth is slightly thickened.
  3. Add the pasta, again stirring gently so that they do not clump, and cook for about 30 more minutes, until pasta is tender and flavors are well blended. Season to taste and serve immediately.
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  1. 15 Ratings


This recipe has good potential but I think that it should have specified to use EXTREMELY LEAN ground beef. This came out VERY VERY VERY greasy and was not the prettiest dish I've ever made. It ...

I am giving this recipe three stars for the meatballs only. as for the rest of the recipe, there is no "soup" to it.

The flavor is very good. Mine did not exactly turn out to be a "soup." It was more of a pasta side dish, but it was delicious, and very easy to make. To give it more of a soup consistency I w...

We (hubby & I) made this last night and we loved this - we didn't know what to expect but it was spectacular! I took a lot of suggestions from other people though, we used 1lb ground beef, used ...

Pretty good! I used ground turkey instead of beef (as the last time I had this, my friend made it with beef and it was VERY greasy!!), and it was so good. I think I should have used another ca...

My husband and daughter really liked this soup. I will be making it again. I served it with a crusty bread. Next time I am going to add a little spinach.

Tastes just like Italian Wedding Soup, but the added fresh parmesan cheese was a real hit with my family for added flavour! There was no leftovers. Lynda

I am going to use a very lean beef for the meatballs and add a vegetable as well. I would suggest that you cook the pasta seperately, drain it and then add soup into the cooked pasta.

Great soup! I added a little garlic and onion to the meatballs for more flavor. Whole family loved it.