Monday, October 5, 2009

Meatball Soup

While I'm not a huge fan of cold weather, I do love cold weather foods.  I modified this soup recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, to make it low fat and I added a little more flavor. So yummy!

Meatball Soup

2 egg whites
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 finely chopped white onion
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tsp sausage seasoning (we got ours from a meat market in TX)

4 cups beef broth
1 can tomato soup
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can of great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sausage seasoning
1 cup water
1/2 cup pasta (we used some small curly noodles)
3 cups fresh spinach, rinsed and torn
Salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl, combine egg whites, garlic powder, onion, bread crumbs and pepper. Add ground turkey, mix well. Shape turkey mixture into 1 inch meatballs (makes around 4o meatballs).

Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Cook meatballs over medium heat, turning often so that they brown evenly. Set meatballs aside.

In a large pot, stir together beef broth, tomato soup, tomatoes, beans, water and spices. Bring to boil then add pasta. Simmer covered for about 10 minutes, or until pasta is al dente.

Stir in meatballs and spinach. (I ended up only using half of the meatballs for the soup and I froze the rest after I cooked them.) Cook for about 2 minutes, or just until spinach wilts.

Served with a little parmesan cheese.


  1. That looks great. I am going to try it next weekend when my mom come over for a visit.

  2. This looks amazing. I'm pinning so I can use it later!

  3. Yay - I have all these ingredients on hand.


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