Spaghetti and Meatball Soup

Everyone’s favorite dish is turned into the creamiest, coziest soup ever! Made in just 20 min. Kid and adult-friendly!

Spaghetti and Meatball Soup - Everyone's favorite dish is turned into the creamiest, coziest soup ever! Made in just 20 min. Kid and adult-friendly!

Spaghetti and meatballs. In soup form.

Does it get any better?

I mean, seriously.

Spaghetti and Meatball Soup - Everyone's favorite dish is turned into the creamiest, coziest soup ever! Made in just 20 min. Kid and adult-friendly!

Imagine having a hot bowl of creamy tomato soup.

With meatballs.

And spaghetti noodles.

Topped with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.

No wait. Extra Parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti and Meatball Soup - Everyone's favorite dish is turned into the creamiest, coziest soup ever! Made in just 20 min. Kid and adult-friendly!

Yeah. That’s a handful of major goodness.

Best of all, you can use store-bought, frozen or homemade meatballs. From there, this soup can be whipped up in a flash!

After this, you’ll never look at spaghetti and meatballs the same way. Although this soup does come neck in neck with these baked spaghetti and meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatball Soup

Everyone’s favorite dish is turned into the creamiest, coziest soup ever! Made in just 20 min. Kid and adult-friendly!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound mini meatballs, homemade or store-bought*
  • 4 cups chicken broth*
  • 3 cups marinara sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 ounces spaghetti, broken into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Prepare meatballs according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Whisk in chicken broth, marinara sauce, bay leaf and 3 cups water in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat; bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in spaghetti and meatballs; reduce heat and simmer until spaghetti is tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with basil and Parmesan, if desired.

*I highly recommend Trader Joe’s party size mini meatballs.

*Beef or vegetable broth can be substituted to better suit dietary restrictions.

Adapted from Betty Crocker

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 508.7 Calories from Fat 205.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.8g 35%
Saturated Fat 7.8g 39%
Trans Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 55.5mg 19%
Sodium 1137.4mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 53.6g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6.2g 25%
Sugars 14.9g
Protein 22.9g 46%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Spaghetti and meatballs can end up being quite a heavy meal. But by making it into a soup, you retain all the flavor but in a lightened-up version! To reduce the sodium, look for a low sodium broth and marinara sauce.

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.