Meatball Potato Soup

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A very hearty soup if youre very hungry, with pasta, potatos and meatballs

Ingredients
1 egg lightly beaten
2 tbsp quick, cooking oats
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 lb lean ground turkey or beef
1 cup chopped onion*
1 cup chopped celery *
1 cup chopped carrots*
1 cup diced, peeled potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves minced
4 cans reduced sodium chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried thyme
3/4 cup uncooked , small to medium pasta
 
Directions
1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1/2-in. balls. In a nonstick skillet, brown meatballs in small batches over medium heat until no longer pink. Remove from the heat; set aside.
2. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, saute the onion, celery, carrots and potatoes in oil for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; saute for 1 minute longer. Add the broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, basil and thyme; bring to a boil. Add pasta; cook for 5-6 minutes. Reduce heat; add meatballs. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
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Notes:
* = can be substituted with whatever you have on hand





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