Average: 4 (3 votes)
Active time
15 minutes
Total time
30 minutes
6 servings
Serving Size
about 2 cups, including 4 meatballs

For Meatballs

1 pound extra lean ground turkey breast or 90% lean ground beef

¾ cup oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

⅓ cup barbecue sauce or catsup

For Soup

1 carton (48 ounces) reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken broth (about 6 cups)

¼ cup alphabet-shaped pasta

1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables (do not thaw)

  1. Heat broiler. Lightly spray rack of broiler pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine meatball ingredients; mix lightly but thoroughly. Transfer to a sheet of foil. Pat mixture into 9 x 6-inch rectangle. Cut into 1-½-inch squares; roll each square into a ball to make 24 meatballs. Arrange meatballs on broiler pan.
  3. Broil meatballs 6 to 8 inches from heat about 6 minutes or until cooked through, turning once.
  4. While meatballs cook, bring chicken broth to a boil in a 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pasta and frozen vegetables; return to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 8 minutes or until vegetables and pasta are tender. Add meatballs and cook 1 minute. Serve immediately.

Cook’s Notes: Garlic powder, onion powder or dried thyme leaves may be added to the meatball ingredients. Frozen corn, frozen green beans, frozen peas and carrots, or your favorite vegetable blend may be substituted for the mixed vegetables.

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Calories: 250
Total Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Sodium: 640mg
Total Carbohydrate: 23g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 20g

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: about 2 cups, including 4 meatballs

How'd it Taste?

I added a few more herbs and spices to the soup but overall this is a great basic soup.
I want to this is yummy
It was only good after I added some salt, Italian spices and a can of petite tomatoes.
Deborah f.
I added the Italian spices,can of diced tomatoes or fresh...,fresh carrots few potatoes1/4cup of fresh spinach,2 tablsp. Fresh parsley,3 sticks of fresh celery bag of your fav.frozen vegetables no extra salt.just herbs.
Oksana Shevchuk-Shah
Not my cup of tea. My Husband liked it though. Maybe if I used turkey it would taste better to me. So I don't wont to blame the recipe. I am just not a beef person.

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