This easy Pasta Meatball Soup is a hearty, delicious, make-you-feel-good recipe. Made in just 20 minutes and in one bowl, the kiddos and adults will LOVE this meal!
128 oz. can crushed tomatoes
124-26 oz. jar prepared marinara
4cupslow-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2teaspoonsgranulated sugar
1whole bay leaf
216 oz. package meatballs (I like Carando Italian Meatballs)
1/2cupgrated Parmesan cheese
1cupmilk or half and halfI use almond milk
Heat a large skillet over medium to high heat. Add crushed tomatoes, marinara, chicken broth, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, sugar, seasonings and cornstarch to skillet. Bring to boil, then reduce to a low simmer.
Add meatballs to simmering soup, cover and simmer for 8 minutes. Add pasta and simmer over medium high heat for 10-12 minutes or until noodles are al dente.
Remove from heat, discard bay leaf and stir in Parmesan cheese until melted followed by milk/half and half. If you like a thinner soup, stir in additional chicken broth or water.
Garnish individual servings with grated Parmesan, parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.