This time of year I am always cold and the only thing better than a warm blanket and a warm dog on your lap is a bowl of hot soup. Ok, maybe not better but, AS good as that. So the other night I made some of my meatball soup.
The meatballs are really easy to make and are good on their own or with pasta. But this time I made them into a tomato based soup. This is really good with cheese bread or a grilled cheese sandwich.
By the way did you know that It is National Meatball day? I am not kidding and to be honest, this is why I picked this date to share this with you. Kind of reminds me of the "I lost my poor meatball" song that we used to sing at camp. Do you remember that song? He he....just thinking about it makes me smile.
Anyways, here is the recipe.
1 lb. lean ground beef
½ cup panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon minced onions
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine egg, all ingredients together. It is easier to do with your hands. Form into 1 " meatballs and place on a cookie sheet . Bake a for 25-30 minutes. Watch the meatballs, these should have been taken out a minute earlier.
They are good by themselves, but I love them in this soup.
Meatball Soup (tomato based)
2 14 ½ oz cans broth
1 28 oz can tomato sauce
1 small can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
parmasen cheese for garnish
Heat tomato sauce, broth and tomatoes in a large pot. Add spices, but not cheese) to a boil. Reduce heat and add meatballs. Cook until heated through and add cheese as a garnish when serving.
What are you all up to today? Do you remember that song?
This is a great idea. My husband and daughter would both really love it.
Thanks for stopping by Tracie! It really wams up my family! 🙂
Looks delicious! I love meatballs and soup, so...perfect combo. Pinning to remember for later.
Stopping by from Sharefest.
Thanks for stopping by Katie! Enjoy your weekend!
It is cold and rainy today here so this would be perfect! I am part of the Food Stories II Tribe and it's so nice to meet you!
Hi Kelli! So nice to meet you! Look forward to seeing your posts!
I'm not a big soup eater but I LOVE meatballs and this looks like a soup I would eat. I'm going to have to try it some day. Thanks.
Thanks for stopping by Cara! Let me know if you try it!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Meatballs in soup - YUM! That sounds really good!
Thanks Dorothy! It's a fun soup!
Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama
This looks good & so, so easy! 🙂
Thank you Carrie! It is 🙂
Laura Ingalls Gunn
Oh I am pinning this! It looks so good! The cheese is a perfect topping!
Thank you Laura! It is really simple and easy!
Meatballs are actually on my list of things to make well ... this recipe is so simple I think I might just be able to cross this off my list 🙂 YUM
Thanks Arelis for stopping by 🙂
This is so funny, because I made meatballs tonight and sang that song to my kids! They had never heard it before, so it was about time! They love both meatballs and tomato soup, so this recipe is going on Pinterest!
BTW, I have been feeling much better today...I think I beat this cold! 😉
LOL That is too funny Ginny! Glad you are feeling better!
The Dose of Reality
OMG...that looks SO delicious!! I'm totally making this. I know it's something everyone in the family can get behind! (and there aren't that many things I can say that about!) YUM!! --Lisa
Thanks Lisa for stopping by! It's really good!
Oh yum, this looks so good! I love meatballs but I have never thought to make a soup with them! I think I'll have to give it a try, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by Natalia - I appreciate it!
Jackie Karlic (The Non-Martha Momma)
Hi! Followed you over from Live Laugh Rowe blog hop. I am obsessed with soups, and will eat them anytime of year. This sounds great! I will be trying this. Now following via G+ 🙂
Hi Jackie! I love soups too! Thanks for connecting on G+!
Your meatballs are giving me an urge for Hostess Sno-Balls for dessert!
LOL! I remember those!
Karyn - Pint Sized Baker
Pinned! Thanks so much for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I look forward to coming back on Monday Night!
sounds so you my and simple! will definitely try!
Trish - Mom On Timeout
Now this is something my boys will LOVE! Looks so yummy!
Thank you Trish! It's a hit at our house.