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Hearty Italian Meatball Soup

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When you are in need of a good hearty budget friendly meal, you can always count on Hearty Italian Meatball Soup to hit the spot.

I like to use turkey burger, however I have also made this using ground chuck for the meatballs, either gives the meatballs good flavor.

When you slow cook the soup overnight, this really allows the vegetables to soften.

The flavors in the crock pot, really come to life as it slowly simmers and the you sleep.

I love waking up to a house that has a deep aroma of Italian cooking flavors flowing thru the house.

 

 

The final touch is adding the meatballs and mini pasta noodles. I may or may not sneak a meatball or two prior to putting them in the soup.  I really cant help myself, these meatballs are so delicious!!

 

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Hearty Italian Meatball Soup

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 22 min Cook Time 3 hour Total Time 3 hrs 22 mins Servings: 6

Description

When you are in need of a good hearty budget friendly meal, you can always count on Hearty Italian Meatball Soup to hit the spot.

Fresh Ingredients

Meatballs

Prepare Ingredients

  1. Sauté carrots, onion, garlic, celery in pan with butter until soft and fragrant.

    Add stock and water to your crock pot-depending on crock pot size you may need to adjust your liquids to cover all ingredients

  2. Add sautéed vegetables, and frozen vegetables to pot, add Italian seasoning, onion powder, basil and pepper all to taste 

    Set the crock pot to simmer on low overnight.

    In the morning  add 1 can tomato sauce, 1 can diced tomato and the paste to your crock pot.

  3. Make the meatballs with the 1 pound ground turkey, 1 egg, basil. Italian seasoning and bread crumbs, mix well. Fry in olive oil.

    When thoroughly cooked add to crock pot.

    Continue to simmer on low, add ditalini pasta allow time to cook.

    When the pasta is to perfection your soup is ready to eat.

Note

Best soup ever for soup season! Goes so good with a loaf of that home made bread.

Keywords: soup, italian, meatball, carrots, vegetable, easy, stock, crock, pot, lunch, dinner, main, course, family, budget, hearty, meatball
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