Hearty Meatball and Tortellini Soup

Hearty Meatball and Tortellini Soup


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This is my version of two of my favorite Italian soups in one: Italian Wedding soup and Minestrone. It is great garnished with thin slices of pepperoni and fresh grated parmesan cheese and served with garlic bread.

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  • 4 C. chicken stock, low sodium
  • 1/2 C. onion, chopped
  • 1/2 C. sweet bell pepper,(red, green and yellow), chopped
  • 1 C. celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 C. zucchini, diced
  • 1 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tbs. fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 C. Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 C. canned tomatoes,chopped and undrained
  • 1 lb. frozen mini meatballs
  • 2 tsp. season salt
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. 3-cheese tortellini
  • 2 Tbs. grated parmesan

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Place all ingredients except meatballs, tortellini and Parmesan, in a large pot. On high heat, bring to boil, about 10 minutes. Add tortellini and meatballs and turn heat down to medium and simmer for about 10-12 minutes or until pasta and veggies are tender. Take off heat. Gently stir in 2 Tbs. parmesan cheese. Serve garnished with slices of pepperoni and fresh grated Parmesan cheese, and garlic bread.

Reviews (4)

  • Don't have a review but a question. Can this soup be made in a crockpot? Add the meatballs and tortellini an hour before serving?

    Flag as inappropriate kitties4  |  January 7, 2011

  • very good stuff here
    now how would you like two diff soups without changing any ingredients ? it's the meatballs......
    instead of frozen get a pound of burger and make the mini balls,
    here is the unique thing, either bake or fry the balls before putting them in the soup or make them and put them in the soup raw and boil them in the soup ( this adds about 15-20 min to the soup but......
    same soup but utilizing the meat balls in 2 diff ways gives it a whole new level

    Flag as inappropriate foodperv  |  March 6, 2009

  • Thanks for letting us know about the mistake - it is fixed now! Soup sounds fantastic!

    Flag as inappropriate hmarshak  |  January 11, 2008

  • After bringing soup up to a boil ,add meatballs and tortellini then simmer for 10- 12 mins, until pasta and veggies are tender.

    Flag as inappropriate nessiehunter  |  January 11, 2008

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