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Italian Meatball Soup

Hearty and satisfying, the all time best Italian meatball soup recipe is a perfect dish for any season. It will need about 25-30 min to prepare and cook. We are using extra lean mince beef with less then 5% of fat in the recipe for Italian meatballs below, but you can also make the Italian sausage meatballs using a good quality pork sausage meat. There are 248 calories and 7g of net carbs per portion.

Recipe Nutritional Profile: Diabetes Appropriate, Healthy Weight, High Protein, Low Calories, Low Carbs, Low GI, Low Sodium, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.

Serves 2:

Preparation time: 15 min

Cooking time: 10-15 min

Italian Meatball Soup Recipe
Nutrition Facts
Per 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A    7% Vitamin C    9%
Calcium    3% Iron    5%
Potassium    5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The information provided here is approximate and does not include: possible substitutions, optional ingredients and ingredients to taste. How did we calculate Recipe Guidelines?



For the Italian Meatballs Recipe:

250g (9 oz.) of extra lean minced beef, less then 5% of fat;

1 fresh egg white;

1 tsp. of English mustard;

1 garlic clove;

1 tbsp. of fresh parsley chopped;

1/2 tbsp. of dried basil, oregano and thyme mixed together or italian herb mix;

1/2 spring onion, chopped;

1/2 tsp. crushed chillies;

Salt and black pepper to taste.

For the Soup:

300g (10.5 oz.) of canned chopped tomatoes;

2 celery sticks, chopped;

1/2 spring onion, chopped;

1/4 of green pepper, chopped;

1 garlic clove, chopped;

1/2 tsp. of dried basil;

1/2 tsp. of dried thyme;

1/2 tsp. of dried oregano;

2 tsp. of bouillon powder (vegetable stock for soups);

700 mL of boiling water;

Pepper to taste;

Fresh parsley for garnishing.

How to Make Italian Meatballs:

For the meatballs: combine the mince meat, egg white, mustard, garlic, dried herbs, fresh parsley, onion, chillies, salt and pepper into a bowl and mix thoroughly with clean hands. Make 10 meatballs out of this mixture.

How to Make the Italian Meatball Soup:

We will need a medium saucepan with a lid.

For the stock: boil the kettle and use 700 mL of boiling water and 2 tsp. of instant bouillon powder to make a stock for the soup.

Italian Meatball Soup Ingredients
Cooking Italian Meatball Soup
Italian Meatballs Ready to Cook
Italian Meatball Soup Served

Over a high heat, pour the stock into the saucepan and add: chopped tomatoes with their juice, celery, spring onion, green pepper, garlic, basil, thyme, oregano (or you can replace dried herbs with Italian seasoning). Stir it well, then put meatballs into the soup and bring it to the boil. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer for 10-15 min.

When the soup is ready, carefully transfer the meatballs from the pan into soup bowls (5 meatballs each), then pour the soup over the meatballs, garnish it fresh parsley and serve right away. Enjoy!

Author: Lana Soko

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