Easy Meatball and Couscous Soup Recipe

INSTRUCTIONS

A pot filled with tomato broth.

This soup comes together in just 40 minutes!

  • Make the meatballs and brown them. Form the meatballs and brown them in a pot for a few minutes.
  • Start the soup. Begin by softening the veggies for a few minutes. Then, add the remaining ingredients, including the meatballs.
  • Simmer and cook. Let the soup simmer for about 15 minutes until the orzo is cooked.
  • Let sit and serve. Add the spinach to the pot, cover and let it wilt for a few minutes. Serve immediately with your favorite bread.

Soup ingredients in a pot.

INGREDIENTS

MEATBALLS

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  •  cup breadcrumbs
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil

SOUP

  • 1 yellow oniondiced
  • 2 large carrotspeeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalksdiced
  • 2 garlic clovesminced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • ¾ cup pearled couscous
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag of spinach
  • salt and black pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

MEATBALLS

  • Add all of the meatball ingredients, aside from the oil, to a large bowl. Use your hands to mix everything together. Form the meatballs and then roll them in between the palm of your hands. Each meatball should be about 1 ½ tablespoons and you want between 20-24 meatballs.
  • Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat. Brown the meatballs on all sides for about 8 minutes. Remove the meatballs and set aside for later.

SOUP

  • Add the onions, carrots and celery to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • To the pot, add the minced garlic, crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning and chicken broth.
  • Add the meatballs back in along with the couscous. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir, cover, bring it to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, stir in the spinach, cover and let the soup sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve with crusty bread, if desired and enjoy!
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