Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Thank goodness, Kittencal posted her Parmesan Meatball recipe. It's outstanding!!With her permission,I've adopted her recipe to use in a variety of ways-here's another. Soup with your fav crusty bread for dipping! Can be made in the crock pot for easy prep.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Meatballs:.
  2. Mix all meatball ingredients together.
  3. Form into marble-sized meatballs. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Soup:.
  5. In a extra large saucepan or stock pot over medium heat, heat olive oil.
  6. Add onion and sauté until tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  7. Increase heat to HIGH and add diced tomatoes, broth, Parsley, and seasonings; and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat to LOW and simmer for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove meatballs from refrigerator; gently slip each into soup mixture and simmer over MED-LOW heat until meatballs are cooked through, about 25 minutes.
  10. Increase temp to MED-HIGH; add rice; cook for about 15 minutes; then add spinach and continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Check and adjust seasonings.
  13. To serve:.
  14. Ladle into warmed bowls and garnish with Parsley sprigs and a sprinkle of shredded Mozzarella Cheese.
Most Helpful

This continues to be a favorite in this house. NO ONE ever says, "no, don't fix that today"! Everyone love this soup.

Ducissa August 30, 2011

this was more of a stew than a soup, very thick even though i only used 1 cup of rice and had to add 3 extra cups of beef stock. my meatball loving dd enjoyed it for dinner.

chia January 31, 2006

OUTSTANDING soup Caroline! all of my favorite ingredients (including meatballs LOL!) I made this soup tonight and the only change I made was I added in about 2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic and sauteed with the onion, and sprinkled Parmesan on top, what a super tasting soup! Caroline thank you for this wonderful recipe, DH and myself enjoyed it very much with homemade rolls!

Kittencal@recipezazz December 12, 2005