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    Mini Meatball Minestrone

    Mini Meatball Minestrone. Photo by Amanda JTG

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    50 mins

    15 mins

    35 mins

    InkysChef's Note:

    This soup is absolutely delicious! A family favorite, my 4 year old son calls it "Meaty Meatball Yummy Soup". It's packed with healthy veggies, which you can vary according to your family's taste. Don't let the long ingredient list fool you - it is simple and quick to prepare with ingredients you usually have on hand. You can substitute fresh vegetables for the canned; I created this in winter when I had more canned and frozen items on hand than fresh. Leave the meatballs out if you are short on time or want to skip the meat. You can also make the meatballs in advance and freeze them to add later. We like to serve this with a fresh green salad and good multi grain bread.

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    1. 1
      To prepare the meatballs:
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 350.
    3. 3
      In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and roll into 1/2 inch meatballs.
    4. 4
      Place on a cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes or until brown.
    5. 5
      To prepare soup (while meatballs are cooking):.
    6. 6
      Heat oil in a large stockpot. Saute the onions until softened and lightly brown, about 4 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add garlic and saute 2 minutes longer.
    8. 8
      Add stock, juice, green beans, carrots, kidney beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.
    9. 9
      Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer on medium low for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    10. 10
      Add meatballs.
    11. 11
      Add pasta, cover pot, and cook about 10 minutes longer.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 23, 2013


      I made this the other night when it was cold! So wonderful! It needed a little more salt

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    • on February 22, 2009


      Just plain Great!!!!! Made it twice in the past month and I am ready to make it again. Thanks so much !!!!

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    • on February 03, 2009

      I am going to try this as is, but I imagine you can also use the frozen meatballs from the grocery if in a hurry//

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    Nutritional Facts for Mini Meatball Minestrone

    Serving Size: 1 (284 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 218.5
    Calories from Fat 82
    Total Fat 9.1 g
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    Cholesterol 44.8 mg
    Sodium 591.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
    Sugars 6.5 g
    Protein 14.2 g

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