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    Italian Meatball Pot

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    24 hrs 25 mins

    25 mins

    24 hrs

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    Not sure if this should be called this a soup or stew, it's a meal in a bowl and really only needs to be served with a loaf of crusty bread, I use my own Parmesan meatball Kittencal's Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs for this and shape into 1-inch balls, store bought frozen meatballs will work fine, I have left the small shell pasta as optional you may add in at the end if desited... to make this vegetarian use vegetable broth and soy meatballs

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    • 4 -6 tablespoons olive oil
    • 20 -25 small meatballs (or use as many as desired, if using store-bought frozen meatballs do not thaw before browning)
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    • 1 -2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional or to taste)
    • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
    • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth (or use 4 cups broth and 1 cups water)
    • 1 cup tomato sauce (can omit if desired and just use the broth)
    • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt (or to taste)
    • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
    • 2 (14 ounce) cans small white beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 (6 ounce) bag fresh Baby Spinach
    • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (can use more)
    • 1 -2 cup cooked small shell pasta (optional)


    1. 1
      Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in a pot over medium heat; add in the meatballs and brown on all sides, then remove to a bowl.
    2. 2
      Add in onions and carrots, then saute for about 4 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add in garlic, Italian seasoning and chili flakes; cook stirring for 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add in broth and tomato sauce, seasoned salt and black pepper; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
    5. 5
      Add in the browned meatballs with beans; bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for about 1 hour or even more.
    6. 6
      After the 1 hour cooking time add in the spinach, Parmesan cheese and small pasta (if using) simmer for about 2 minutes or until the spinach is wilted.
    7. 7
      Season with more salt and black pepper if desired.
    8. 8
      Serve with more Parmesan cheese on the side.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 07, 2008


      It was a cold, rainy day and I wanted comfort food but not something heavy. This hit the spot! Our kids love Kit's meatballs and the fact that we put them in soup was an added bonus. I thought this recipe had great "italian" flavor. I sauteed the onions, carrots, garlic, & italian seasoning as instructed. I then placed the sautee along with the broth, tomato sauce, meatballs & beans in a crock pot. About an hour before dinner I added the spinach but left out the pasta. Everyone added their own cheese as the soup was served. It was wonderful with a loaf of crusty bread and tossed salad. Another 5 star!

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Meatball Pot

    Serving Size: 1 (390 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 262.3
    Calories from Fat 91
    Total Fat 10.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 5.5 mg
    Sodium 343.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    Sugars 3.0 g
    Protein 14.6 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:


    dried Italian seasoning

    seasoning salt

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