February 13, 2012

Meatball and Spaghetti Soup [Recipe]

Again, as I mentioned before I love Skinnytaste.com's website! She has some fabulous recipes, and they are healthy too! :)

This soup I've made once before when my husband was away, and I ate the whole entire thing in less then two weeks by myself. It was that good! 

Meatball & Spaghetti Soup


For the soup:

5 cups low sodium, fat-free chicken broth
2 cups water 
2 chopped cloves garlic, divided
4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, divided
1/2 onion, chopped, divided
3-4 tbsp tomato sauce
pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
kosher salt and fresh pepper
6 oz dry cut up spaghetti, I used Whole Wheat

For the meatballs: 
16 oz 99% lean ground turkey
1 small egg
1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp fresh chopped basil

In a soup pot over medium heat, bring chicken broth, water, 1 clove crushed garlic, 2 tbsp chopped parsley, 1/4 of the chopped onion, tomato sauce, crushed red pepper flakes and fresh black pepper to a boil; simmer about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the meatballs by combining ground turkey, parmesan cheese, egg, remaining garlic, remaining onion, remaining parsley, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.

Form into little 1 inch meatballs (about 36).

Drop meatballs into the broth, cook about 3 minutes

Add pasta and cook according to package directions. 

Add fresh basil, adjust salt and pepper to taste and serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Check out her recipe for this soup: here

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