Rapido Meatball Soup

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Annacia

Parmigiano-Reggiano enriches canned broth for a quick, hot, and truly delicious meal in a bowl. To lower the fat I did not put Parm in the soup when I made it but just sprinkled a bit on top

Top Review by duonyte

Loved this, especially as it relies on things I almost always have. I used my own no-sodium broth, but canned beans as I did not have time to cook from dried, and I felt this needed no additional salt. I did add pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes. The picky one wanted more seasonings, but I thought it did not need it, although I might try a little Italian seasoning next time. I stirred a little parmesan into the soup, but then garnished it with big flakes of shaved parmesan, which looked pretty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 5- to 6-quart pot over high heat until hot but not smoking, then cook onions, garlic, celery, and carrots, stirring occasionally, until onions are pale golden, about 4 minutes. Stir in broth and water and bring to a boil, covered.
  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté meatballs (do not thaw if frozen), turning occasionally, until browned all over, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add meatballs to soup along with beans and briskly simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and meatballs are heated through, about 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in spinach, cheese, salt, and pepper and simmer, uncovered, until spinach is wilted, about 1 minute.

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