Meatballs and Macaroni Pasta Soup

Posted: July 2, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Soup
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Recipe Yields: 4 servings

Meatballs and Macaroni Pasta Soup

I like to make meatballs and serve with spaghetti and sometimes in soup. The only meat we eat is chicken. So, I use ground chicken to make meatballs. This soup is so healthy that you will feel no guilt while having it. In whatever ways soup are always healthy to include in our diet. I have used some veggie and meatballs for this soup. Also, I like to make my meatballs in oven which makes my life easier who is going to stand near the stove to cook all of it. This is the best way to make in my opinion. Anyways coming back to recipe:

Meatballs and Macaroni Pasta Soup

Meatballs and Macaroni Pasta Soup


For the meatballs

  • 1/3 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 Extra large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoon hot water
  • salt to taste

For the soup:

  • 1 medium-sized carrots, cut in small pieces
  • 2 celery stalks, cut in small pieces
  • 1 small white onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 ounce baby spinach, washed and trimmed
  • 1/2 cup macaroni pasta/elbow pasta
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degree fahrenheit.
  • For the meatballs, place the ground chicken, bread crumbs, green chillies, coriander leaves, onions, red chilli flakes, turmeric powder, freshly ground black pepper, egg , salt and water and gently combine all the ingredients with your hand.
  • Make a small ball and place on a baking sheet lined with sliver foil. This will make around 15-17 meatballs depending upon the size. Bake for 30 minutes, until cooked through and lightly golden brown. Keep it aside.
  • Meanwhile, for the soup, heat olive oil in dutch oven over medium high heat, add garlic, onions and for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add carrots, celery and cook until they are slightly tender.
  • Add chicken stock and bring it boil and now add pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • Add the meatballs and taste the soup, if you need salt add it now. Cook for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Stir in spinach and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Add half of the cheese to the soup and stir well.
  • Soup is ready to serve. Before serving sprinkle some of the cheese on top and enjoy.

Recipe adapted from Barefoot contenssa Back to basics Book by Ina Garten.

Once again thanking each one of you for visiting my blog and for all your lovely comments out here.

That’s all for now…have a nice 4th of July long weekend!    Tk care Guys!

  1. Rach says:

    Looks so yummy , healthy and awesome!

  2. Valarmathi says:

    Lovely recipe, looks tempting and yummy.

  3. Juliana says:

    Yummie, the soup looks delicious…meatballs!

  4. eatingmatters says:

    Wow this soup looks so delicious! I am going to try it as soon as I get some ground chicken.
    :)) Spagetti n meatballs are my favourite!


  5. sweetlife says:

    great soup, very kid friendly..which is always a plus, yum


  6. viju says:

    very nice blog………………plz visit my blog if time permits………….

  7. MaryMoh says:

    Mmm…looks very delicious and comforting. It’s summer but still very cold here. This pasta dish would be most welcoming.

  8. Tes says:

    It looks so yummy! Those meatballs look scrumptious. I made quite similar recipe which I add some Worcestershire sauce and finally with some chopped parsley. I am extremely excited with this recipe 🙂

  9. Joanne says:

    healthy AND delicious? You can count me in!

  10. Krishnaveni says:

    lovely soup….would love to have this on a rainy day

  11. Very healthy and yummy recipe, love to try this….

  12. good one suman really delicious meatball and maccaroni soup.. really likedood one g it

  13. Priya says:

    Great looking soup, looks yummy and filling..

  14. Lovely and healthy soup..

  15. Mary says:

    What a lovely recipe. I really must try this one. I love Ina’s recipe and your changes are really sensible. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  16. satya says:

    thanks for sharing this soup…soup looks wonderful …i want to try it but can u use tofu in place of chicken ??

  17. Suja Sugathan says:

    Pasta meat ball soup looks real too will try baking meat balls..thanks dear.

  18. Simply Life says:

    yum! great soup!

  19. Deepa says:


    Thanks for sharing this pasta meatballs soup. YOu know I’m such a big fan of soup…I can’t wait to try this…I liked idea of baking meatballs in oven instead of frying

    Hamaree Rasoi

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