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My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...

Italian Meatball Soup

Course Lunch, Main Course, Soup, Starter
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories per serving 433 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 meatballs cooked
  • 12,5 oz canned whole tomatoes (350 g)
  • 4 ripe large fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 medium fresh carrot sliced
  • 3 large garlic cloves chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock (920 ml)
  • a handful fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano or basil
  • a handful parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Pour olive oil in a high non-stick pan and place it over medium heat. Then add the bay leaves, half of the dried basil or oregano and the chopped onion and garlic.

  2. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...

  3. Fry the ingredients for 3 minutes until fragrant. Then add the sliced carrot and the fresh sage. Season with pepper and salt.

  4. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...

  5. Stir and cook the carrots and onion for 5 minutes. Stir regularly. Add extra olive oil if necessary. Then add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste and chicken stock.


  6. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...

  7. Stir the ingredients and bring the tomato soup to a boil. Then turn the heat low and simmer the tomato soup for 40 minutes under a lid. Stir regularly. The add the chopped tomatoes.

  8. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...

  9. Stir and add extra chicken stock or water if you think the soup is too thick. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Add the rest of the dried basil or oregano as well.

  10. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...

  11. Stir the tomato soup again. Add the (cooked) meatballs.

  12. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...

  13. Let the meatballs simmer and poach in the soup until cooked or warmed through. Then take the Italian tomato meatball soup off the heat and scoop it into large bowls. Divide the meatballs evenly over the portions. Sprinkle the soup with some grated parmesan cheese and serve hot.

  14. My chunky Italian tomato meatball soup: winter comfort food at its best! A hot soup with fresh tomatoes, sage, carrots and meatballs...