Get Well Soon Soup

Recipe by Elmotoo
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins




  • Combine all stock ingredients in a very large stockpot.
  • Bring to a boil & simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  • Remove chicken to a strainer set over a large bowl. When cooled, pick meat off bones & reserve for another use.
  • Let vegetables simmer another hour then strain. The liquid should be significantly reduced.
  • While stock is blissfully simmering away, make meatballs.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine all meatball ingredients well with your hands.
  • Shape into 1" balls. You should get about 2 dozen.
  • Place on a baking sheet & bake 15 minutes. Roll around on baking tray & bake another 15 minutes.
  • When stock is done & strained, put 8c into a large soup pot. Reserve the rest for a myriad of other dishes. It also freezes very well.
  • Add all the vegetables to the stock.
  • Bring to a boil & simmer until veggies are tender - about 15 minutes - breaking up the tomatoes a bit as it simmers.
  • Add meatballs & heat through another 10 minutes.
  • Taste for seasoning; add salt & pepper as necessary. Add parsley & serve.
  • We enjoyed this garnished with freshly grated parmesan cheese.