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Italian meatball soup in white bowl

Low-fat Italian meatball soup in the slow cooker

  • Author: Jen Mellor
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hours
  • Total Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Slow cooker
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Low Fat


This Italian meatball soup is perfect for all the family and easy to make on a budget with quick easy preparation and the slow cooker doing the rest for you!



70g carrots, matchstick cut

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 brown onion, chopped

1 cup frozen Italian vegetable mix or chunky frozen stir fry vegetable mix (ideally with baby corn, sugar snap peas etc)

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or mixed herbs

Salt & pepper to taste

1 bay leaf

350g frozen meatballs

900ml beef stock

230ml water

145ml dry red wine

2 x 425g cans chopped tomatoes with basil

250g dry ditalini pasta (if you can’t get this then macaroni would work well too)

125g fresh spinach, ribbon cut

Parmesan cheese, for garnish


Combine all ingredients except spinach, pasta, and parmesan in the slow cooker

Cook on low for 6-7 hours

Stir in pasta, cook on high for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender 

Add spinach, cook until wilted 

Garnish with parmesan, serve, and enjoy! 

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