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Frozen Meatball Vegetable Soup uses two shortcut ingredients, frozen meatballs and frozen vegetables, to make a hearty and delicious weeknight dinner.  Your traditional vegetable soup has been reimagined.
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Frozen Meatball Vegetable Soup

Frozen Meatball Vegetable Soup uses two shortcut ingredients, frozen meatballs and frozen vegetables, to make a hearty and delicious weeknight dinner.  Your traditional vegetable soup has been reimagined.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frozen meatball soup, frozen meatball vegetable soup, meatball vegetable soup
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 15 ounces canned, diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1 1/2 pounds frozen beef meatballs
  • 32 ounces broth (beef, vegetable or chicken)
  • 12 ounces frozen, mixed vegetables

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onions and celery, and sauté until soft, approximately 5 minutes.
    Frozen Meatball Vegetable Soup uses two shortcut ingredients, frozen meatballs and frozen vegetables, to make a hearty and delicious weeknight dinner.  Your traditional vegetable soup has been reimagined.
  • Add minced garlic and dried herbs, and continue to sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add remaining ingredients (undrained, diced tomatoes, frozen vegetable blend, frozen meatballs, and broth).
    Frozen Meatball Vegetable Soup uses two shortcut ingredients, frozen meatballs and frozen vegetables, to make a hearty and delicious weeknight dinner.  Your traditional vegetable soup has been reimagined.
  • Cook over medium heat until vegetables and meatballs are cooked, approximately 30 minutes.
    Frozen Meatball Vegetable Soup uses two shortcut ingredients, frozen meatballs and frozen vegetables, to make a hearty and delicious weeknight dinner.  Your traditional vegetable soup has been reimagined.

Notes

  • This meatball soup uses frozen, cooked meatballs.  There's many varieties available. Use beef meatballs or the homestyle variety.
  • Do not drain the diced tomatoes. If you like a more tomato-based vegetable soup, add a second can of diced tomatoes.
  • Use your favorite type of frozen, mixed vegetables.  I typically use a blend of corn, green beans and peas in this vegetable soup with meatballs.
  • The dried herbs can be modified to your liking or based on what's already in the cabinet. I used rosemary, thyme and oregano but parsley and basil would be good alternatives.
  • I love using vegetable broth in this meatball soup but beef or chicken broth would be delicious too. 
  • Love using frozen vegetables in soup. Try our famous Ground Beef Vegetable Soup with V8. 

 

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2026IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg