Meatballs and Potatoes Soup

            Soup is always going to be known as a comfort food. It is the perfect meal during the fall and chillier evenings. It is easy to take with you to work, school or whatever you have to do. Just carry it in a thermos and with a spoon. There is such a wide variety of soups known to us already. This recipe is going to add another one to your list. I swear people, this one totally shocked me! Who would imagine a meatball soup? I certainly didn’t.

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            This is not just meatballs and potatoes, oh no! This soup is loaded with all kinds of vegetables also. It is packed with tons of flavor. It is even really easy to make! After a busy day, I love to come home and whip up a hearty batch of soup. It just makes the day perfect for me.

            Soups can be served with almost anything. They make a great side to go along with sandwiches. They are perfect meals on their own. Thicker soups can be served in bread bowls.

            If you want a gluten free soup, look for the frozen meatballs with no gluten. To go carb free, remove the potatoes and mix in an acceptable substitute.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I use frozen meatballs?

If it is easier for you to use frozen meatballs, you can. Many people prefer to read the ingredients on the package. They want to avoid all the preservatives and additives. I, too, prefer to use homemade meatballs in this soup. I do use the frozen type of meatballs, only because it makes this quicker from start to finish.

            Can I substitute the vegetables?

The ones in the recipe are ones that I commonly use. You can actually add any that you want. Green beans, corn are some good choices.

            Can I make this in an Instant Pot?

If you want to make this in a shorter amount of time, then by all means, use the Instant Pot.

            Which type of potato is the best for soups?

I find that a red potato, which is kind of waxy, will hold its shape better in the soup.

            Can I make it spicier?

You can add hot sauce when the soup is cooking. You could sprinkle in red pepper flakes while it is cooking. You can slice up some jalapeno peppers and add them to the vegetables.

What do you need to make Meatballs and Potatoes Soup

            4 cups of beef broth

            4 sprigs of fresh Thyme

            6 medium sized red potatoes, peeled and chopped

            20 frozen meatballs

            2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

            2 stalks of celery chopped

            3 carrots, peeled and chopped

            1 onion chopped

            Salt and pepper to taste

How to make Meatballs and Potatoes Soup

FIRST STEP:

Peel and chop the vegetables

Pour the beef broth into the slow cooker

SECOND STEP:

Add in the meatballs

Add the vegetables and stir to combine

THIRD STEP:

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Add the seasonings

Optional, add in two teaspoons of hot sauce if you want a kick.

Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours

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Enjoy!

Tips

Serve with white buttered bread. A crispy dinner roll or breadsticks. This could be served in bread bowls, if you thicken the broth a little bit.

Meatballs and Potatoes Soup

Meatballs and Potatoes Soup

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of beef broth
  •             4 sprigs of fresh Thyme
  •             6 medium sized red potatoes, peeled and chopped
  •             20 frozen meatballs
  •             2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  •             2 stalks of celery chopped
  •             3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  •             1 onion chopped
  •             Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Peel and chop the vegetables

Pour the beef broth into the slow cooker

SECOND STEP:

Add in the meatballs

Add the vegetables and stir to combine

THIRD STEP:

Add the seasonings

Optional, add in two teaspoons of hot sauce if you want a kick.

Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours

Enjoy!

Notes

Serve with white buttered bread. A crispy dinner roll or breadsticks. This could be served in bread bowls, if you thicken the broth a little bit.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 8gCholesterol: 260mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 140gSugar: 10gProtein: 12g