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    Meatball Minestrone

    Meatball Minestrone. Photo by lazyme

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    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    15 mins

    45 mins

    Lainey6605's Note:

    This is a delicious soup that I often serve as a main dish with some French or Italian bread. I do like to add some sugar to taste because we like a sweeten up the sauce a little. I have to admit I sometimes cheat and use frozen meatballs and it comes out just fine. I also double the recipe because it is so good. Recipe is from Taste of Home's "The Best of Country Cooking" cookbook, second edition.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4-6

    Yield:

    quarts

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In mixing bowl, combine beef, egg, onion, crumbs, salt and pepper. Shape into 30 1-inch balls.
    2. 2
      In large saucepan, brown meatballs on all sides. Drain excess fat.
    3. 3
      Add remaining ingredients except macaroni and parsley; cover and simmer 20 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add macaroni; simmer 10 minutes or until tender.
    5. 5
      Stir in parsley.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 03, 2009

      55

      This is a very good recipe plus very easy to make and in 30 minutes soups on. I made it almost as directed with exception of not having a 15 oz can of tomato sauce so put small one in and also a can of diced tomatoes. I also added a bit of garlic (have to as LOVE garlic LOL). And was out of thyme so used some italian herbs. It was pronouced a keeper by all and the recipe sent home with both daughters. Thanks so much for posting this tasty soup.

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    • on January 17, 2009

      55

      Made exactly a directed, we all loved it, served it with some cornbread, so yummy on a cold winter night, Thanks for a great recipe!

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    • on November 14, 2008

      45

      Simple and yummy soup! I made this as directed by using beef broth and added some sliced baby carrots and a can of diced tomatoes. Thanks Lainey for another keeper. Made for Zaar Stars.

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    Nutritional Facts for Meatball Minestrone

    Serving Size: 1 (371 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 453.8
     
    Calories from Fat 178
    39%
    Total Fat 19.7 g
    30%
    Saturated Fat 7.3 g
    36%
    Cholesterol 130.0 mg
    43%
    Sodium 1718.5 mg
    71%
    Total Carbohydrate 37.1 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 7.8 g
    31%
    Sugars 8.5 g
    34%
    Protein 32.2 g
    64%

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