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Fresh Spinach Soup with Mini Meatballs & Orzo

My Spinach Soup with Mini Meatballs & Orzo takes 30 minutes to make and features the taste of fresh meatballs, orzo and wilted spinach in a delicious broth.
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Spinach Soup with Mini Meatballs, Spinach Soup with Orzo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 1 pound meatloaf mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 5 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 -4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup orzo, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1/3 cup diced celery

Instructions

  • Mix together the meat, eggs, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and red pepper flakes. Shape the mini meatballs into 3/4 inch balls. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, bring the broth to a boil. Stir in the carrots, onion, celery, spinach, the orzo and the meatballs. Once boiling reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking for 10 minutes until the orzo is cooked.
  • Top each bowl with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.