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Cooking with Cass: Italian Meatball Soup

Cooking with Cass: Italian Meatball Soup

Now, I’ve got to be honest, I don’t really like soup that much. I don’t have a great reason for the why, it’s just not my thing. But it is getting to be soup season, and even I can admit that a nice toasty bowl of soup can lift my spirits when it the temperature starts to drop and when I feel need to feed on some soup this is 100% going to be what I make going forward. It’s easy to make, it make 8+ servings depending on how you dish it out and I can start it, go to work, and finish it when I get home with minimal effort. It’s the perfect soup. Not to mention it’s a pretty hearty soup with the onion, carrots, celery, spinach, and our great big meatballs. Usually when I use these meatballs it’s because I’m making something like spaghetti or a meatball sub (expect a vid on that sometime in the future) and I usually wouldn’t think to use it in soup but I thought, “what the heck, give it a shot,” and what a shot it was. This soup is phenomenal. I know, I said it earlier but as I type this up I’m thinking about making it again things I want to try when I do make it again. Specifically, I’m considering using tortellini in the next batch in place of the ditalini. It will make the soup a little less healthy but I think it could add more oomph to a already great soup.

Whatever noodle you choose to add to this soup it’s still going to be delicious. Check out the video below to watch me make it or keep scrolling for the whole written recipe!

Ingredients:

1 ½ lb Midamar Italian-Style Meatballs

3 Medium carrots, sliced

1 Medium yellow onion, sliced

1 Tsp Italian seasoning

1 Bay leaf

¼ Tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 Tsp salt

32 oz or 4 Cups unsalted beef broth

3 Cups of water

30 oz Can of diced tomatoes in Italian seasoning

1 cup of ditalini pasta or ring noodles

3 – 8 oz Spinach

Instructions:

1) To a 6 quart or larger croc pot add all ingredients except noodles and spinach. Set to low for 6-8 hours.

2)  6 – 8 hours later add the pasta to the soup and set to high for 15 minutes.

3) Set heat to warm, remove bay leaf and stir in spinach.

4) Ladle soup into bowls and serve with baguette slices

5) Enjoy!

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