Italian Meatball Soup Recipe

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Billie Published: November 18, 2020 Modified: September 8, 2021
Italian Meatball Soup Recipe

How To Make Italian Meatball Soup

Go for a hearty Italian dish on cold days with this Italian meatball soup. Made with beef meatballs, vegetables, and pasta all simmered for a tasty finish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



For the Meatballs:

  • 1lbground beef
  • 1tspgarlic,minced
  • 1tspItalian seasoning,dried
  • ½tspparsley,dried
  • 1egg
  • cupparmesan cheese,finely grated
  • cupItalian breadcrumbs
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tsppepper
  • Cooking spray

For the Soup:

  • 2tspolive oil
  • ½cuponion,finely diced
  • 2celery stalks,sliced
  • 2carrots,peeled and diced
  • 15oztomatoes,crushed
  • 16oztomato sauce
  • 6cupsbeef broth
  • 1tspItalian seasoning,dried
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • ¾cupshort pasta,uncooked
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • parmesan cheese,optional, for serving


  1. Preheat the broiler.


  1. For the meatballs, place all of the meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Stir with a large spoon or use your hands to combine all the ingredients.

  2. Shape the meat mixture into small balls. Place on a sheet pan lined with cooking spray. Coat the tops of the meatballs with cooking spray.

  3. Broil for 8 to 10 minutes until meatballs are lightly browned.


  1. While the meatballs are cooking, heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrots.

  2. Cook the vegetables for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

  3. Bring to a simmer. Add the meatballs and pasta to the soup. Simmer for 10 minutes or until pasta and vegetables are tender.

  4. Top with parsley. Serve with parmesan cheese if desired.


  • Calories: 463.77kcal
  • Fat: 26.58g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.89g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.65g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.81g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.80g
  • Fiber: 4.31g
  • Sugar: 8.41g
  • Protein: 26.34g
  • Cholesterol: 85.95mg
  • Sodium: 1294.16mg
  • Calcium: 198.15mg
  • Potassium: 1254.02mg
  • Iron: 4.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 257.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.74mg
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