➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
My Italian meatball soup is so good! You can make it as spicy as you like. And, one of the best things is that you empty your fridge, crisper, and/or freezer.
Did you know minestrone is really just a thick soup made with vegetables that often has pasta or rice.
Often meat is added, but not necessary. This soup is called Italian MEATBALL soup. It HAS meat! That makes hubby happy!
Yes, you're right. This is a German recipe website, and this soup definitely is not German. But, it's one of my non-German favorites.
Now, if you omit the Italian Seasoning and replace it with some of your own favorites and include some Maggi, you've just turned this into a German soup ;)
Tradition says that this Italian Meatball Soup was used originally to use up leftovers. That makes total sense. Every regional cuisine has its own ways of using leftovers in delicious ways.
So, what's often in the crisper? Onions, celery, tomatoes, and carrots. So, these are often included.
Well, the soup below rivals any that you get in an Italian restaurant. And you’ll feel utterly Italian doing so! In fact, it will be among your favorite Italian soup recipes! I guarantee it!
You’ll easily feed 9 to 10 people with this potful. You could cut back on the quantities, but I find it’s always great to have leftovers for the next day. Since this soup has pasta in it, it will have a tendency to become thicker as it stands. You may need to add extra liquid when reheating.
Personally, I like a bit of spice in my soups. That’s why I add often add Montreal Steak Spice. You can change that and add whatever you fancy.
A salt-free seasoning spice blend works. Basil is nice. Garlic or garlic powder works. Thyme is great.
Looking for other meatball soup recipes? Try a Mexican Albondigas Soup ... delicious!
Oma's Cream Roll recipe, Biskuitrolle, is the German version of a Swiss roll or jelly roll. Filled with whipped cream and studded with berries, this is an easy-to-make treat anytime of the year.
Make this pan roasted carrot recipe when you're wanting quick and easy carrots just like this German Oma makes them. Similar to oven roasted, just quicker. YUM!
Cooking green beans, German-style, makes a wonderful side dish for almost any meal. Cooking the grüne Bohnen till just tender with a creamy white sauce is so traditional and so lecker!
* * * * *