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:

312 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 54g 83%
  • Carbs 111g 37%
  • Saturated 18g 90%
  • Fiber 9g 37%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 21g
  • Protein 80g 161%
  • Cholesterol 164mg 55%
  • Sodium 2,619mg 109%
  • Calcium 448mg 45%
  • Magnesium 214mg 53%
  • Potassium 3,372mg 96%
  • Iron 13mg 73%
  • Zinc 14mg 94%
  • Phosphorus 1,032mg 147%
  • Vitamin A 819IU 16%
  • Vitamin C 47mg 78%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 42%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 82%
  • Niacin (B3) 22mg 112%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 97%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 95µg 24%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 85%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 32%
  • Vitamin K 29µg 37%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 26g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 3g
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