Italian Meatball & Noodle Soup

Italian Meatball & Noodle Soup

This flavorful beef soup is made easy with frozen meatballs.

10 min. prep time
5 servings
242 Ratings


1 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
16 (1 1/2-inch) frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs
1/2 cup water
2 (14-ounce) cans beef broth
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning*
3 cups frozen chopped broccoli
2 ounces (about 1 cup) uncooked dried egg noodles
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired


Melt butter in saucepan until sizzling; add bell pepper, mushrooms, onion and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisply tender. Add meatballs, water, broth and Italian seasoning. Continue cooking 10-12 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.

Add broccoli and noodles. Reduce heat to medium. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until pasta is tender. Top each serving with cheese.

*Substitute 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil leaves, dried marjoram leaves and dried oregano leaves and 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 310

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 85mg

Sodium: 740mg

Carbohydrates: 27g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Protein: 21g

Recipe #11989©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I make this all the time and everyone loves it. I always have all the ingredients on hand and it is the easiest recipe to make. I add a lot more meatballs and pasta than is called for and I buy frozen mixed vegetables with carrots, mushrooms, etc. instead of just broccoli. Serve with Italian breadsticks to dip.
Nice enough soup, but it needs something go give it a little more zip. There are just too many wonderful soups to make this one again.

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