Today my Mama joins us with a recipe for a scrumptious Speedy Italian Meatball Soup.
Good day to everyone! I am so happy to tell you that I will be sharing some of my tried and true recipes with you. Christy asked me if I wanted to start writing on SouthernPlate.com on a regular basis and I immediately said “sure”. Then terror settled in! You see, I am from a different generation that is not really tech savvy. Christy assured me that she could walk me through it and I’d be fine. I’m still not real sure of myself so I hope that you will all hang in there with me while I learn the ropes. I promise I am a fast learner.
I will be sharing some recipes that I learned from my paternal grandmother who lived next door to us. I spent a lot of time at her house growing up. Most of my memories take place in her kitchen. She raised ten kids, grew a huge garden, cooked everything from scratch and was an amazing cook.
Once, Christy asked her readers who they would most want to share a meal with that had passed on. I knew right away it would be her, Mama Reed. None of her recipes were complicated. She cooked three huge meals a day and also had other chores so there was no time for complicated. Quick and delicious was what she went for. And I am here to tell you, she achieved that goal! She has been gone over 40 years and I can still taste her green beans and fried corn.
I will also share new recipes that friends share at our get togethers. I have friends who are amazing cooks and we all share our recipes. They all have to pass the taste test with our husbands and grandkids. Now you will be included in our group.
One thing I would like to ask of you is your input on recipes and ideas that you would like to see on Southern Plate. Sometimes I forget that foods I cook all the time may be a memory for you and you’d like me to share the recipes so you can make them for your family. I will be happy to help out whenever I can.
I am looking forward to our new adventure. Like my daddy said, “Hold on, here we go!”
Today I’ll be sharing my recipe for meatball soup. Since it is made using frozen meatballs and vegetables, it is finished in no time flat. I make it for a quick lunch when my husband and I want more than a sandwich. It is especially good on cold winter days. If you made Christy’s Dr. Pepper Meatballs a few weeks ago, you may still have some frozen meatballs in your freezer – or you may have been like us and liked them so much that you had to make them again! Either way, I hope you enjoy this recipe! It is one of my favorite soups.
This is today’s lineup of ingredients. Chicken broth, diced tomatoes, bowtie pasta, frozen meatballs, frozen mixed vegetables, and Italian seasoning.
Combine broth, tomatoes, meatballs, vegetables, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to medium and add pasta.
I promise I took a picture of me adding the pasta but it must have been bashful because it immediately went under.
Oh well, sometimes pasta is like that.
Continue to cook for 12 minutes or until pasta is al dente and meatballs are heated through.
- 2 32 ounce cartons of chicken broth
- 1 can 14 1/2 ounce diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 cups uncooked bowtie pasta
- 16 ounces small frozen meatballs beef or turkey
- 16 ounce bag of frozen mixed vegetables
- Combine chicken broth, tomatoes, vegetables, Italian seasoning, and meatballs. Bring just to a boil over medium high heat.
- Turn heat down to medium, add pasta. Continue cooking for approximately 12 minutes or until pasta is al dente and meatballs are heated through.
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