Escarole Soup With Meatballs (Low Carb & High Protein)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by littleturtle

An Italian favorite. This soup is delicious and a meal in itself.

Top Review by ThinOne

Love this soup. Firstly, I replace the croutons with ground pork rinds to reduce the carbs even further and secondly, I put the meatballs in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes so I don't have to deal with the fry mess or the extra calories from adding oil to the skillet. Above all, this recipe is delicious. I love escarole.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl combine all of the meatball ingredients.
  2. Mix well with your hands, then shape into 24 walnut sized meatballs.
  3. In a Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat until hot, but not smoking.
  4. Saute the meatballs 12 at a time until golden brown on all sides.
  5. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  6. Add the remaining olive oil and onion to the pot and saute until the onion is soft.
  7. Add the garlic and continue to saute for another couple of minutes.
  8. Stir in the escarole and cook over low heat, covered, stirring occasionally, until it wilts (3 minutes).
  9. Add the broth and meatballs and bring to a boil; then simmer uncovered for 3 minutes.
  10. Serve hot, sprinkled with the remaining cheese and the cayenne pepper for garnish.

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