Hearty Meatball Spinach Soup

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Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
50
min.
Servings

7 servings, about 1 cup soup and 4 crackers each

We believe that meatballs make everything better. It's not surprising they're the stars of our savory soup. But it's kinda surprising it can fit into a smart eating plan.

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  • Combine meat, 1/4 cup onions, 1/3 of garlic and 1/2 tsp. oregano in large bowl. Add cracker crumbs and egg; mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  • Cook and stir remaining onions and garlic in hot oil in Dutch oven or large saucepan on medium-high heat 3 to 5 min. or until onions are tender. Add broth, tomatoes, spinach and remaining oregano; bring to boil. Add meatballs; cover. Simmer on low 20 to 25 min. or until meatballs are done.
  • Serve with additional saltines.

Substitute

Substitute ground turkey for the ground beef.

Special Extra

Stewed tomatoes come in several different varieties - try one with garlic and jalapenos for extra flavor.

Special Extra

Add 1 tsp. chopped cilantro to the meat mixture along with the oregano.

Servings

  • 7 servings, about 1 cup soup and 4 crackers each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 1 Meat (L)
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Come in from the cold and enjoy a serving of this delicious soup. As a bonus, the spinach is high in vitamin A, and the tomatoes and spinach team up to provide vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 7 servings, about 1 cup soup and 4 crackers each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 220
% Daily Value
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 610mg
Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Protein 13g
   
Vitamin A 100 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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