Meatball and Vegetable Soup with Pasta

Packaged meatballs make light work of this bean, vegetable, and pasta soup recipe that can be ready to serve in less than 30 minutes.

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    3  14  ounce can 
    beef broth
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    1  12 - 16  ounce package 
    frozen cooked meatballs
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    1  15 - 16  ounce can 
    Great Northern beans or cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
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    1  14 1/2 ounce can 
    diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
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    1  10  ounce package 
    frozen mixed vegetables
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    1   cup 
    dried small pasta (such as macaroni, small shell, mini penne, or rotini)
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    Crusty bread (optional)
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    Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

In a 4-quart Dutch oven, combine broth, meatballs, beans, undrained tomatoes, and vegetables. Bring to boiling; stir in pasta. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes, or until pasta is tender. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. If desired, serve with bread and sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese. Makes 6 to 8 main-dish servings.
  • Beef and Vegetable Soup with Pasta: Prepare as above, except substitute one 17-ounce package refrigerated cooked beef tips with gravy for the frozen cooked meatballs. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 319, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 32, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 45, fiber (g) 7, pro. (g) 24, sodium (mg) 1552, Potassium (mg) 400, calcium (mg) 121, iron (mg) 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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