Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins
Makes 6 servings

Stir baby spinach into the hot soup; it wilts in just about a minute and adds color. Or sub any herbs or baby greens you have on hand, and add more or less red pepper to vary the level of heat.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sauté meatballs in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, about 6 minutes or until browned. Remove meatballs, using a slotted spoon. Add remaining 2 Tbsp. oil, and reduce heat to medium. Sauté onion, carrots, and celery 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in garlic, salt, and red pepper; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, beans, stock, and meatballs; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes or until carrots are tender. Remove from heat, and stir in spinach. Spoon into bowls, and top with cheese.

Step 2

Note: We tested with Armour Turkey Meatballs.

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Ratings & Reviews

Kcchris's Review

September 09, 2014
A delicious soup after a busy day. I reduced the garlic to one large clove and decreased the red pepper because the meatballs were spicy. I served it with a baquette and an assortment of cheeses, along with a nice red wine. It was a lovely meal on a cool fall night.