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Minestrone Soup with Pesto Meatballs
Minestrone Soup with Pesto Meatballs

Minestrone Soup with Pesto Meatballs

25 Min(s)
25 Min(s) Prep
You know how much they like minestrone soup? They'll like it even more when you serve it up with these pesto meatballs!
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup CLASSICO Traditional Basil Pesto Sauce and Spread, divided
1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 jar (24 oz.) CLASSICO Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
3 cups water
1 Tbsp. WYLER’S Instant Bouillon Beef Flavored Granules
1 small zucchini, cut lengthwise in half, then sliced crosswise
1 small yellow squash, cut lengthwise in half, then sliced crosswise
1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350°F.
2
Mix meat, bread crumbs. egg and 3 Tbsp. pesto sauce just until blended. Shape into 24 (1/2-inch) meatballs. Place on rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until done (160ºF).
3
Meanwhile, cook macaroni as directed on package, omitting salt. While macaroni is cooking, combine pasta sauce, water and bouillon in large saucepan. Add vegetables and chickpeas; stir. Bring to boil, stirring frequently.
4
Drain macaroni. Add to pasta sauce mixture along with the meatballs and remaining pesto sauce; mix well. Cook on medium-low heat 3 to 5 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
Prepare using 1 rinsed 15.5-oz. can cannellini beans.
Nutrition
Calories
260
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
12%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg
13%
Sodium 840mg
37%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
12%
Dietary Fibers 5g
18%
Sugars 7g
14%
Protein 13g
26%
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
6%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
8 servings
* 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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