"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Hearty Italian Meatball Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Hearty Italian Meatball Soup, by , is from The Dimiceli Cucina, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Judith Dimiceli
Added: Tuesday, February 10, 2009


1 carton (32 ounce) chicken broth
1 jar (32 ounce) Canyon Foods Tomato Basil Soup
2 cups uncooked Farfalle pasta
1 (16 ounce) precooked Italian style turkey meatballs
1 bag fresh baby spinach
1 can (14 1/2 ounce) diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
* Grated Parmesan cheese

Place broth in a 3-quart pot; bring to a boil over High heat
Add pasta; boil 8 minutes or until almost done; do not drain
Cut meatballs into quarters
Add soup, meatballs and tomatoes to cooking pot with broth and pasta
Bring to a boil; reduce heat to Med. and simmer 15 minutes
Stir in spinach; season to taste
Serve soup topped with Parmesan cheese




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