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Slow Cooker Meatball Soup

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs 40 mins
Easy Italian meatball soup recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in slow cooker. Loaded with Italian seasoning, pasta, frozen vegetables and meatballs.
Yield: 8 People

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Onion, Finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Finely minced
  • 2 cups Frozen vegetables, Mixture of carrots, peas, green beans
  • 2 cans Diced tomatoes, 15 oz cans, Preferably with Italian seasoning
  • 1 bag Frozen Italian meatballs, Pre-Cooked, 1.5 pound bag, Mini sized meatballs are great, if you can find them.
  • 1 box Beef broth, Low sodium, 32 oz.
  • 1/3 cup Red wine, Optional, Can be replaced with broth
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt , To taste
  • Pepper, To taste
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3/4 -1 cup Acini di pepe pasta,  Dry, Uncooked, Or use any other small pasta such as small shells, ditalini e.t.c.
  • 1 tbsp Parsley , Fresh, Finely chopped, For garnish
  • 1 tbsp Basil , Fresh, Finely chopped, For garnish
  • 1-2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, Freshly grated, Optional

Instructions 

  • In a crockpot (6 quart or larger), add onion, garlic, frozen, vegetables, diced tomatoes, meatballs, broth, wine, water, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, bay leaf.
  • Mix, cover and cook on High heat for about 2.5-3 hours or until vegetables are tender or on Low heat for about 5-6 hours. I prefer cooking faster on high heat because cooking on low heat for too long makes the vegetables super soft and "mushy."
  • Add pasta.
  • Mix, cover and cook on High heat for about 20 minutes or until pasta is cooked through.
  • Remove bay leaf.
  • Garnish with parsley, basil, parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave or stovetop. Additional broth or water will need to be added when reheated since the pasta absorbs a lot of the liquid and makes the soup thick and chunky. 

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 88mg, Potassium: 345mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 2501IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 67mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Calories: 65
Author: Abeer Rizvi