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    Italian Meatball and Escarole Soup

    Italian Meatball and Escarole Soup. Photo by dicentra

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    dicentra's Note:

    This is from my 365 Low-fat Meals cookbook. Yum! This will come together in zero time if you already have meatballs made up and stashed in the freezer. :)

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    1. 1
      In a medium bowl, combine ground turkey, egg white, garlic, parsley, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
    2. 2
      Mix lightly to blend. Shape into 16 meatballs.
    3. 3
      In a large soup pot, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add meatballs and orzo, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.
    4. 4
      Add escarole and lemon juice. Cover and simmer 5 minutes, or until escarole is tender.
    5. 5
      Serve sprinkled with more Parmesan cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 21, 2011


      This turned out really good. I doubled the recipe- except only used 2 tbsp of lemon juice and about 4 big handfuls of spinach instead of the escarole.
      I added about a tsp or so of Italian seasoning, 1 can of diced petite tomatoes & 1 can of kidney beans to the broth.
      I also added a handful of italian bread crumbs to the meatballs.
      Amazing recipe. Thanks for sharing- will make this again and again!

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    • on April 30, 2007


      I probably shouldn't rate this recipe because I made a lot of changes, but the resulting soup was fabulous. I had a bit of ground turkey leftover and the weather was cold enough to want soup. These meatballs couldn't have been easier. I did sub fresh baby spinach for the escarole and added a can of petite diced tomatoes with the broth. I also added a can of cannellini beans (drained and rinsed) to make the soup heartier for my hardworking hubby. A handful of spiral pasta also jumped into the pot with the orzo and was seasoned with a few dashes of an Italian seasoning. Mmmmm. It was great soup on a cool, rainy, spring night.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Meatball and Escarole Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (281 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 227.6
    Calories from Fat 60
    Total Fat 6.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.8 g
    Cholesterol 40.2 mg
    Sodium 1209.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 21.5 g

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