Italian Meatball Soup

Soup Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese
  • 1 cup Orzo or Pastina

Meatball Ingredients

  • 1 lb. leanĀ ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp. Romano cheese
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 1 egg

Directions

  • Cook onions and garlic in oil
  • Cook Orzo / Pastina separately ‘Al Dente’
  • Add all except cheese to chicken broth
  • Roll ground beef mixture into bite sized meatballs and drop in soup.
  • Let soup simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of soup

Deb

Minestrone Piemontese Italian Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb. salt pork
  • 1 cup shell beans
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs. Parsley
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup tomato or 1 tbs. tomato paste
  • 3 qt. Water
  • 1 tsp. Basil

Directions

  • Cut vegetables into cubes.
  • Put salt pork in a large pan and add water.
  • Add vegetables, beans, tomatoes, garlic, and cook for 1 hour.
  • Let simmer for another 1/2 hour or until vegetables are cooked.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot with grated Parmesan cheese over it.
  • Serves 4-6.

Regina