Sicilian Meatball Soup Recipe

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Lucy Published: March 22, 2021 Modified: June 21, 2021
Sicilian Meatball Soup Recipe

How To Make Sicilian Meatball Soup

Savor a Mediterranean-style dish with this Sicilian meatball soup. It’s packed with fresh veggies and pasta cooked in a spiced tomato sauce for a rich meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • ½lbground beef
  • 5tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • ¼cupParmesan,grated
  • 2tbspraisins
  • 2tbspdry bread crumbs
  • 1egg
  • 5garlic cloves
  • tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 2carrots
  • 1onion
  • 2celery ribs
  • 1zucchini
  • 6cupschicken broth,low-sodium, canned or homemade stock
  • 1cuptomatoes in thick puree,canned, crushed
  • ½tspdried rosemary
  • 1cupsmall pasta shells,or other small macaroni


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, 4 tablespoons of the parsley, the Parmesan, raisins, bread crumbs, egg, half of the garlic, ½ teaspoon of the salt, and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper until thoroughly combined

  2. Shape the mixture into 24 meatballs.

  3. In a large pot, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the carrots, onion, celery, and the remaining garlic.

  4. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the vegetables start to soften. Add the zucchini and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, rosemary, and the remaining 2 teaspoons salt. Bring to a boil.

  6. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes. Add the remaining tablespoon parsley, ¼ teaspoon of pepper, and the pasta to the soup. Simmer for 5 minutes.

  7. Stir in the meatballs and simmer gently for about 5 minutes longer until the meatballs and pasta are done.

  8. Serve with additional Parmesan, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 536.96kcal
  • Fat: 26.79g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.46g
  • Trans Fat: 0.67g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.25g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.08g
  • Fiber: 3.98g
  • Sugar: 14.54g
  • Protein: 28.75g
  • Cholesterol: 97.37mg
  • Sodium: 1507.14mg
  • Calcium: 203.85mg
  • Potassium: 1098.15mg
  • Iron: 3.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 342.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.01mg
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