Meatball Minestrone

Recipe by Lainey39

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.

Top Review by Modmom50

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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