Best Classic Italian Meatball Soup

By: Prasanna| Published: 10:11:00 PM

 This Italian meatball soup is comfort food with homemade chicken meatballs, vegetables, and spices cooked in a rich tomato broth with a lot of pasta! The best meatball soup recipe ever.

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This hearty meatball soup is the most comforting and cozy soup you need to have when it's a chilly day.

This Italian meatball soup is effortless to make with meatballs of your choice. Either make the meatballs at home or use the frozen ones. 

Cooked in a thick rich tomato-based broth, this takes under 40 minutes to fix this meatball soup with readily available ingredients and you can have a comfort meal.

If you love soups then do try these favorite soup recipes of mine Egg Roll Soup, White Chicken Chili, Chicken Gnocchi Soup, Chicken Wonton Soup.
a white bowl with italian meatball soup

Italian Meatball Soup

What is meatball soup?

This is a comfort meal that you can make in under 40 minutes with frozen or freshly made meatballs, vegetables, parmesan, spices, broth, and pasta!

Combination of meatballs, pasta cooked in a tomato broth is a great meal by itself, so sometimes you don't need to serve this soup with anything.Just serve it by itself!

Quick dinner on weeknights can be fixed in an easy way with the help of soups, they are not necessarily always winter food but soups work great for me all year round.


  • Meatballs:  Use meatballs of your choice. I have used chicken meatballs in this recipe and I have used homemade meatballs.
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Parmesan
  • Fusilli Pasta: Do not use long pasta in this recipe as it will be difficult to eat the soup. Try using fusilli but any smaller pasta would work great.
  • Spices
  • Broth
  • Basil / Parsley: Both work great in this soup. Choose whichever suits you.
ingredients to make meatball soup
ingredients to make Italian meatball soup

What to serve with Italian meatball soup?

Serve this easy Italian meatball soup with some crusty bread or some salad on the side.
But this meatball soup recipe is so delicious that it can be served by itself.

How to make Italian meatball soup?

Step 1: In the soup pot add oil, when the oil is hot add garlic and onion. Saute this till soft.

Step 2: Add remaining vegetables and saute further. 

Step 3: Next, add broth, meatballs, salt, pepper, crushed tomatoes, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and pasta. Cook the soup till it starts to thicken and the pasta is mostly cooked.

Step 4: Add parmesan and stir to mix. Make sure that the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Step 5: Serve soup with extra parmesan, with bread.
how to make meatball soup
steps to make Italian meatball soup
a pot with hiomemade meatball soup with pasta, vegetables
a bowl of meatball soup with pasta and vegetables in tomotao broth

Some tips to make the best chicken meatball soup:

  • You can use either store-bought meatballs or make them at home. I have used homemade chicken meatballs.
  • I have used crushed tomatoes for broth. This will thicken the soup.
  • I have used fusilli in this recipe but you can choose pasta as per your choice.
  • Do not use long pasta in this recipe as it will be difficult to eat the soup. Try using fusilli but any smaller pasta would work great.
a closer look at meatball soup with vegetables served in bowl

a closer look at a white bowl with meatball soup
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