Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Quick Meatball Minestrone

Start to Finish 25 minutes.


1 12-16 ounce frozen cooked italian style meatballs
3 14 ounce cans reduced sodium beef broth
1 15-16 ounce Northern Beans rinsed and drained
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
1 10 ounce package frozen mixed veggies
1 cup dried small pasta...we love mini penne or piccolini
1 teaspoon sugar (i leave this out)
parmesan cheese

In a 4-quart dutch overn stir together meatballs, broth, beans, tomatoes, and veggies. Bring to boil. Stir in pasta. Return to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered about 10 minutes or until pasta is tender and meatballs are heated through. Stir in sugar. If desired sprinkle with cheese. Makes 6-8 servings.

My tips: I didn't use sugar. I have used pinto beans instead of northern beans. I always add about 1 cup extra of pasta that way it is more of a "meal" than a soup. Aaron loves this one with bread as a meal. Oh I also don't have a dutch oven, so I just put it all in one pot and boil.


Shelley said...

I just had to say it made me happy to see this little blog lit up in my bloglines. :) Sounds great Jennifer! I think this paired with MK's cheesey bread would be great for dinner!

Nicole said...

I've made this soup once before and it was delicious! So incredibly easy. I'm making it again tonight for my parents to have over the weekend. Thanks!