MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Meatball Soup

20 meatballs (homemade or store bought)
1 TBS olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced OR 1 tsp crushed garlic from jar
1/2 cup diced carrots
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup orzo pasta, uncooked
3 cups spinach, de-stemmed and chopped coarsely (1 cup if using frozen spinach)
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oil. Saute onions, garlic, carrots.

Add chicken broth, orzo pasta, and meatballs. Bring mixture to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add spinach and boil for 5 minutes longer.

Ladle into soup bowls. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan cheese.

Serves 4-6.

This soup is from Trader Joe's cookbook and is officially called "Italian Wedding Soup." My friend Carrie invited me over to have some when I was having a very bad day. It filled my tummy and evening with happiness!

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