This soup is a take on the classic comfort food Spaghetti & Meatballs. Orzo is a pasta, not rice! Leftovers of this soup are the perfect warm-me-up lunch and it’s quite healthy, too. Make a double or triple the batch of the meatballs to freeze for other meals.  These turkey meatballs are delish and filled with veggies!

Recipe created by Ashleigh of Dash of Evans.

Meatball & Orzo Soup

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Servings 8 Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Servings 8 Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
This soup is a take on the classic comfort food Spaghetti & Meatballs. Orzo is a pasta, not rice! Leftovers of this soup are the perfect warm-me-up lunch and it’s quite healthy, too. Make a double or triple the batch of the meatballs to freeze for other meals.  These turkey meatballs are delish and filled with veggies! Recipe created by Ashleigh of Dash of Evans.

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Green kale contains a nutrient called lutein, known not only for giving kale its color but for protecting vision and eye health.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Green kale contains a nutrient called lutein, known not only for giving kale its color but for protecting vision and eye health.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 1 cup diced sweet onion, divided
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (plus 2 tsp.) Italian seasoning, divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into half moons
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (14 oz.) can white beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 quarts low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 cups baby kale
Directions
  1. Add garlic, 1 carrot, ½ cup onion and pepper to food processor. Pulse to finely chop.
  2. Mix Italian seasoning and 1 Tbsp. oil in small bowl.
  3. Combine turkey, egg, breadcrumbs and cheese in large bowl. Add chopped veggies and Italian seasoning mixture, and mix well.
  4. Heat large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Using a teaspoon, make tiny meatballs rolling in hand before placing in skillet. Brown meatballs on both sides and remove from skillet. Set aside.
  5. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large pot over medium high heat. Add zucchini, ½ cup onion and 1 carrot, and cook, stirring frequently, 5-7 minutes, or until onion becomes translucent. Add tomato paste and Italian seasoning, and stir. Add white beans and stir. Add stock, orzo and meatballs. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10-12 minutes. Add kale and simmer 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. To serve, top with extra parmesan.
Nutritional Value
  • Calories 293
  • Fat 12g
  • Protein 29g
  • Carbohydrates 22
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Sodium 787mg
  • Calcium 9%
  • Iron 12%
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Servings 8 Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Servings 8 Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
This soup is a take on the classic comfort food Spaghetti & Meatballs. Orzo is a pasta, not rice! Leftovers of this soup are the perfect warm-me-up lunch and it’s quite healthy, too. Make a double or triple the batch of the meatballs to freeze for other meals.  These turkey meatballs are delish and filled with veggies! Recipe created by Ashleigh of Dash of Evans.

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Katie's Tip

Green kale contains a nutrient called lutein, known not only for giving kale its color but for protecting vision and eye health.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Green kale contains a nutrient called lutein, known not only for giving kale its color but for protecting vision and eye health.
Katie is the Official Registered Dietitian of Produce for Kids, mom of three and author of MomtoMomNutrition.com
Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 1 cup diced sweet onion, divided
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (plus 2 tsp.) Italian seasoning, divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into half moons
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (14 oz.) can white beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 quarts low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 cups baby kale
Directions
  1. Add garlic, 1 carrot, ½ cup onion and pepper to food processor. Pulse to finely chop.
  2. Mix Italian seasoning and 1 Tbsp. oil in small bowl.
  3. Combine turkey, egg, breadcrumbs and cheese in large bowl. Add chopped veggies and Italian seasoning mixture, and mix well.
  4. Heat large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Using a teaspoon, make tiny meatballs rolling in hand before placing in skillet. Brown meatballs on both sides and remove from skillet. Set aside.
  5. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large pot over medium high heat. Add zucchini, ½ cup onion and 1 carrot, and cook, stirring frequently, 5-7 minutes, or until onion becomes translucent. Add tomato paste and Italian seasoning, and stir. Add white beans and stir. Add stock, orzo and meatballs. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10-12 minutes. Add kale and simmer 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. To serve, top with extra parmesan.
Nutritional Value
  • Calories 293
  • Fat 12g
  • Protein 29g
  • Carbohydrates 22
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Sodium 787mg
  • Calcium 9%
  • Iron 12%

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