26 Reviews

My husband and I are looking for low calorie, filling healthy meals. I found this recipe and it is the first time I ever made soup. It turned out great - very easy to make and nutritious. He loved it! This will be a regular meal at our place. Thank you for posting it!

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shannonstone1979 January 06, 2010

Hi, Derf! I made this tonight for supper. What a great soup for a chilly night, and SO easy! I made my own meatballs. For the pasta, I used Pennini Rigati. Next time, I'm going to try the macaroni. I served this with tossed salad rolls and Saltine crackers. Thank you for such an easy, warming recipe.

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VickyJ November 29, 2009

This was excellent! I did add two cans of tomatoes and some pepperoni per another recipe I saw. I also added about 20oz of beef broth. The end product was wonderful.

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amcarroll January 17, 2009

I liked how easy this was to make on a weeknight after work. At first hubby was dissapointed that we were only having soup for dinner, but he chowed down and took all the leftovers for lunch today! I added a 5.5oz can of V8, used about a cup of elbows, and probably around 20 frozen homestyle meatballs. Thanks for a keeper!!

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lilchris November 11, 2008

I used low sodium beef broth, Italian-style stewed tomatoes, double the meatballs, and about 3/4 cup of dry pasta. Also, I did add some crushed red pepper for "a little zip". Next time I might add another can of tomatoes just for a little extra juice, as well as more tomatoes. This soup was so easy to make and so delicious. We ate it with sliced pugliese bread. I can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch today.

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bojmom October 18, 2007

Delicious soup! I used organic beef broth instead of using the can broth and water. I used the Ditalini pasta. I also used a deluxe stir-fry frozen veggies that had Italian green beans, broccoli, little corn cobs, & red peppers. I think any frozen veggie combo will work great in this recipe. I had frozen meatballs in my freezer (kittencal's recipe) that I added to it, and served some cheese bread along side of it. It was fast & easy to make and very delicious. Thanks Derf, for the good recipe! I'll be making this again.

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Olive* September 12, 2007

So tasty! I added a splash of red wine and omitted the pasta and threw in some more veggies in stead. Lovely meal to use up my left over frozen meatballs. Now I get to make another batch! Thanks for posting this great recipe

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anme January 30, 2007

I had some Italian meatballs in the freezer and wanted something easy to make. This was very good soup. I used v-8 juice instead of the water and orzo pasta I think the parmesan cheese is a nice addition to the top of the soup. Everyday ingredients and fast and tasty. Served with Bretzel Rolls (Bavarian Pretzel Sandwich Rolls). Thanks Derf for sharing this recipe.

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Calee January 03, 2007

I was looking for a quick soup and I'm so glad I gave this one a try! My whole family LOVED it, and I can't believe how quick it was to prepare. I will be making this one again soon

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lovemy3boys December 16, 2006
Italian Meatball Soup - Quick