Family Favorite Meatball Soup Recipe

This soup takes minutes to prepare and is hearty enough for a full meal when you serve it with some crusty gluten-free French bread.

This recipe was part of a “cook once, eat twice” spread in the magazine that offered ways to repurpose your leftovers from one recipe to another. To see where the leftovers used in this recipe came from, check out this Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatball Subs recipe.

5 from 1 vote
Family Favorite Meatball Soup Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Kim Maes
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 3 carrots thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 32-ounce containers chicken broth
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh basil
  • Leftover meatballs
  • cups cooked rice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup fresh flat leaf parsley leaves
  • Gluten-free French bread for serving
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or stockpot.  

  2. Sauté onion and carrots over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. 

  3. Stir in broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, and basil, and bring to a low boil.

  4. Lower to simmer and let cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Add meatballs and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until warmed through.  

  6. Add cooked rice, salt, and pepper.

  7. Top with cheese and parsley and serve with toasted French bread, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Family Favorite Meatball Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 431mg 18%
Potassium 330mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 168.2%
Vitamin C 33.2%
Calcium 12.3%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Basil Bread Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Leftovers Magazine Meatballs Parmesan Cheese Rice
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