• prep: 15 min
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    Easy, delicious, hearty and vegetable rich, this soup is made easy with store-bought Italian meatballs. Start with frozen, fully-cooked meatballs or pre-cook fresh meatballs before adding to soup.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 Tbsp cooking oil
    • 1 cup carrots (diced 1/4-inch)
    • 1/2 cup celery (diced 1/4-inch)
    • 1/4 cup onion (finely diced)
    • 1 Tbsp tomato paste (optional)
    • 4 cups chicken broth
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 28 oz can diced tomatoes (undrained,preferably fire-roasted)
    • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning (or 1 tsp basil and 1/4 tsp of thyme and oregano leaves)
    • Parmesan rind (or 3/4-inch cube of Parmesan)
    • Salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 20 frozen, fully cooked Italian meatballs (about 1 inch *see notes)
    • 3/4 cup ditalini pasta (or other small pasta)
    • 4 cups baby spinach
    • Freshly grated Parmesan (for serving)

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    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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