Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Quick & Easy Italian Meatball Soup

Quick & Easy Italian Meatball Soup

Start to Finish: 25 minutes Makes: 4 servings

One 14 1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes with onion and garlic, undrained
One 14 oz. can reduced-sodium beef broth or 1 3/4 cups homemade beef broth
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning, crushed
1/2 of a 16 oz. package Italian-style frozen cooked meatballs
1 cup frozen loose-pack mixed vegetables
1/2 cup small dried pasta (such as ditalini or orzo)
1 Tbsp. shredded or grated Parmesan (optional)

In a large saucepan combine undrained tomatoes, broth, water, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. Add meatballs, frozen vegetables, and pasta. Returning to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or until vegetables and pasta are tender. If desired, sprinkle each serving with Parmesan. Enjoy!

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