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Forget the marble-size meatballs you find in many versions of this soup. In this easy recipe, they're full-size, full-flavored and plenty filling.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019


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Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, 4 to 5 minutes.

  • Add broth, cover and bring to a boil. Add orzo, oregano and salt; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the orzo is just tender, about 9 minutes.

  • Stir in meatballs and spinach; cook until the meatballs are heated through and the spinach is wilted, 2 to 4 minutes.

  • Serve sprinkled with cheese and drizzled with the remaining 3 tablespoons oil.

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Nutrition Facts

1 1/2 cups
415 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 36.1g; dietary fiber 3.7g; sugars 5.2g; fat 19g; saturated fat 4.7g; cholesterol 100.6mg; vitamin a iu 5269.9IU; vitamin c 20.3mg; folate 22.9mcg; calcium 165.3mg; iron 3.4mg; magnesium 67.6mg; potassium 680.9mg; sodium 728mg.

2 fat, 1 1/2 lean protein, 1 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 medium-fat protein