Pasta & meatball soup with cheesy croutons

Pasta & meatball soup with cheesy croutons

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Give meatballs a new lease of life in this substantial pasta-packed soup

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
530
protein
33g
carbs
64g
fat
17g
saturates
7g
fibre
4g
sugar
10g
salt
1.24g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g pack ready-made mini meatballs
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 300ml milk
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 200g pasta shapes
  • 8 thin wholemeal baguette slices
  • 50g cheddar, grated
  • small bunch basil, torn

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan and fry the meatballs for 5-10 mins until browned. Tip in the tomatoes, milk, 200ml water and oregano and simmer for 10-15 mins, until the soup thickens a little.
  2. Pour in the pasta shapes and simmer until cooked – follow pack timings. Meanwhile, make the cheesy croutons. Heat grill to High, pop the baguette slices on a baking tray and top with the cheese. Grill until melted, keep warm.
  3. When the pasta is cooked, remove the soup from the heat and stir in the basil. Divide between bowls and serve with the basil and cheesy croutons on top.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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jtacon's picture
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It was quick and easy to make but as someone else said it didn't look like the picture at all. I think the quantity of liquid is far too less. I might try to make it again since the kids liked it but would use stock (at least 1 l) instead of water and probably no milk. I didn't bother with the croutons and just added some grated cheese at the end.

libby0's picture
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Was easy and the children liked it. It was interesting to see that all tomato soup is..... is tinned tomatoes and milk! Not delicious enough that I would ever make again.

mikita's picture
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This was a nice idea for my leftover homemade meatballs. And adding a dash of soysauce made the sauce a little more tastier.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Used homemade meatballs leftover from another recipe. Was ok - not amazing - it lacked something.

natalierachel's picture
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This was an okay mid week tea. Mine didn't look like the picture. It was more like a pasta sauce than a soup and I had added an extra 400ml of water.

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