Pasta and Meatball Soup

Pasta and Meatball Soup
Ian Garlick


  • 8 Ounces  lean ground beef
  • 1/2  onion, grated
  • cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon  grated Parmesan, plus shaved for garnish
  •   Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon  olive oil
  •   One 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 1/4 Cups  beef stock
  • 1 Tablespoon  tomato paste
  •   3-4 ounces conchigliette or other small pasta shapes
  •   Fresh oregano leaves, for garnish

This chunky, hearty soup is great when you want a comforting and substantial meal.

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To make the meatballs, mix the beef, onion, 1/2 of the garlic, 1/2 of the oregano, and the Parmesan, and season well with salt and pepper. Roll the mixture into about 20 bite-size meatballs.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Working in batches if necessary, add the meatballs and brown them all over. Transfer the meatballs to a plate when browned.

Add the remaining garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add the browned meatballs, tomatoes, stock, tomato paste, and remaining oregano. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and simmer gently for about 15 minutes. Add the pasta and simmer until tender, for 8-10 more minutes. Taste the soup and season with more salt and pepper, if necessary, then serve garnished with Parmesan and oregano.


Calories per serving:

311 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 55g 84%
  • Carbs 109g 36%
  • Saturated 18g 89%
  • Fiber 13g 51%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 22g
  • Monounsaturated 26g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 80g 161%
  • Cholesterol 164mg 55%
  • Sodium 2,476mg 103%
  • Calcium 456mg 46%
  • Magnesium 210mg 52%
  • Potassium 3,384mg 97%
  • Iron 11mg 64%
  • Zinc 14mg 94%
  • Phosphorus 1,024mg 146%
  • Vitamin A 130µg 14%
  • Vitamin C 60mg 100%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 185%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 84%
  • Niacin (B3) 23mg 113%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 100%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 95µg 24%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 85%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 28%
  • Vitamin K 28µg 35%
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