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quick and easy veggie-loaded meatball soup // cait's plate

quick and easy veggie-packed meatball soup

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 - 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner


this quick and easy veggie-packed meatball soup will quickly become a family favorite. loaded with flavor and simple to make, it’ll be a go-to of yours in no time!


  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 celery stalks, washed and diced
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5-oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic
  • ½ pound whole wheat penne pasta (or other type of whole wheat pasta)
  • 2 12 oz. packages pre-cooked chicken meatballs (I love Aidells Italian Style with Mozzarella or you can make your own)
  • Optional toppings: chopped parsley, freshly shaved parmesan cheese


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pot
  2. Meanwhile, prepare carrots, celery and onion then add to the oil cooking for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add broth, water, tomato paste and tomatoes stirring to combine then cover the pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Add pre-cooked chicken meatballs to the pot and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add pasta. Cook 10 minutes or until pasta is done.
  6. Spoon into bowls and add desired toppings


Keywords: soup, meatballs, chicken, quick, easy, dinner

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