Spaghetti & Meatball Soup
Best paired with Due Amici Marinara Sauce
Sick of plain old spaghetti and meatballs? Want something a little heartier? Spaghetti and meatball soup is a great alternative to regular spaghetti and meatballs and can be made in large quantities, making easy leftovers for another dinner or lunch!
- 6 oz extra lean ground turkey
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs
- 1 ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning, divided
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon skim milk
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 2 medium carrots, grated
- 1 small zucchini, grated
- ½ medium onion, diced small
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Salt & pepper
- 32 oz fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth
- 24 oz jar of Due Amici Marinara Sauce
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 cup uncooked broken wheat spaghetti pieces (1 inch sticks)
- 1 oz Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, garlic powder, tablespoon of grated Parmesan, breadcrumbs, ¾ teaspoon of the Italian seasoning, egg white and milk.
- Using your hands (or a spoon), mush all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Roll meat mixture into 30 separate (3/4” – 1”) mini meatballs.
- In a large stock pot, bring 2 teaspoons of the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the meatballs to the oil and cook them, stirring occasionally until all sides are browned.
- Remove meatballs to a dish and set aside.
- Add the remaining teaspoon of olive oil to the pot and continue to heat to medium.
- Add the carrots, zucchini, onion and garlic and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Cook until vegetables are softened (approx. 5 minutes).
- Add the meatballs, chicken broth, marinara sauce, red pepper flakes and remaining ½ teaspoon of Italian seasoning to the pot with the vegetables. Stir together and cover. Bring the mixture to a boil, uncover and lower the heat to a simmer.
- Add the spaghetti pieces and simmer until the pasta and the meatballs are cooked through (approx.12-15 minutes).
- Add the Parmesan cheese in the last couple minutes of the simmer and stir in.