Almost everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs, and this Spaghetti & Meatball Soup captures those flavors in a delicious soup that can be enjoyed any time of year. Busy cooks will appreciate it since it can be made in less than 30 minutes with only 10-15 minutes hands-on time; homemade meatballs from the versatile Basic Meatball Module are used as well as bottled spaghetti sauce and dried vegetables from the pantry shelves.
For those who have more time (or have vegetables in the refrigerator that need to be used), fresh peppers and onions can be chopped and added instead of the time-saving dehydrated vegetables, although there is really no difference in the taste of the final product. It might be tempting to use the store-bought frozen meatballs, but that’s where the line should be drawn; those meatballs contain only a percentage of ground beef or chicken and the rest is soy protein (aka fake meat) which is why they have a rubbery texture and substandard flavor. In truth, those frozen store-bought meatballs are not fit for dogs, let alone much-loved family members.
Crusty bread from the local grocery store or bakery is great with this soup, as well as a quick tossed salad. Spaghetti & Meatball Soup will soon become an oft-requested weeknight family favorite.
10 cups water
3 tablespoons granular beef bouillon
2 26 oz. jars spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup dehydrated onion flakes
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 teaspoon whole fennel seed
36 meatballs from the Meatball Module
6 ounces spaghetti, broken into 1" lengths
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Mix the water, beef bouillon, spaghetti sauce, onion flakes, bell pepper, and fennel seeds in a large soup pot.
- Bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer, and cook 10 minutes.
- Add the meatballs and cook 5 minutes.
- Stir in the spaghetti; cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle in the Parmesan cheese and serve.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 114
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 41% Protein 19% Carb. 40%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 42 mg
Sodium 1049 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 13 g
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 37% Calcium 0% Iron 9%