Spaghetti & Meatballs Soup W/Mini Grilled Cheese

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
45 mins

FRom Parents mag April 2010.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. For Soup:Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large pot on medium high heat. Put in the garlic, carrots, celery, and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the meatballs: In a small bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, basil, egg, and 1/4 cup cheese. Roll into mini balls using 1 tsp meat mixture. In a pan on medium high heat, brown meatballs in remaining oil until golden on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add spaghetti and meatballs to broth. Simmer 10 minutes, until pasta is tender. Divide into 4 portions and top with remaining Parmesan.
  4. For Grilled Cheese:Heat a skillet on medium. Sandwich cheese in between bread slices. Lightly butter both sides of each sandwich.
  5. Cook in a skillet until golden brown on each side, and the cheese has melted, 3 to 4 minutes per side.