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Spaghetti and Meatball Soup

Spaghetti and Meatball Soup -Everyone’s favorite classic comfort food turned into a soup!  A fun way to enjoy pasta in a super quick and easy dinner!

Are you they type of person that has soup all year round?  Or do you have it only when the weather gets cold? For me, I am a when the weather gets cold type of person.  But as soon as the nights are chilly, I am all about crock pot potato soup and just about any other warm and cozy idea I can come up with.

One of the reasons I love soup so much is I love dipping bread in my soup, and nothing beats a good crusty loaf of bread.  Cornbread is my favorite when I make chili, but soup needs good crusty bread!

spaghetti and meatball soup in a bowl


So what better dinner to make than turn classic spaghetti and meatballs into soup!  I mean, does it get any better?  Homemade meatballs make this extra special, but feel free to use frozen if you are short on time or just don’t feel like making them.  Either way you have a comforting bowl of soup waiting for you.

I love meatballs, pretty much any kind!  They can have an Asian twist like Peanut Chicken Meatballs or your classic Italian style. Trust me, I am not picky!  Meatballs were kind of a staple when I was growing up. We would have them as an appetizer, as part of dinner, mixed with pasta…you name it, I liked it.

spaghetti and meatball soup in a pot

Italian meatballs soup is one of my favorites, because it is just so simple. If you love homemade meatballs as much as I do, trust me, meatball soup is going to become your new favorite thing. This Spaghetti and meatball soup comes together so quickly, you can make it any night of the week!

You can make your meatballs ahead of time and just have them in the fridge or freezer waiting for you. It is great to make them on the weekend and then the night you actually make the soup you can have dinner on the table in just minutes.  I like to make sure the meatballs are cooked first before putting them in the soup, because they only heat in the soup for about 6-7 minutes while the noodles cook.

spaghetti and meatball soup in a bowl

I originally posted this recipe years ago when I had a huge picky eater on my hand.  A lot has changed since then, but my family still loves this soup. It will definitely change the way you think about spaghetti and meatballs!

When you are planning your menu this week, be sure to add this soup to your list. Trust me, your family is going to love it, and you are going to love how easy it is to make!

spaghetti and meatball soup in a bowl with a spoonful of food

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Spaghetti and Meatball Soup

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Spaghetti and Meatball Soup -Everyone's favorite classic comfort food turned into a soup!  A fun way to enjoy pasta in a super quick and easy dinner!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 42 oz chicken broth
  • 24 oz marinara sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 6 oz thin spaghetti, broken in half
  • 1 pound mini meatballs , cooked
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mini Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg


  1. In a large pot heat olive oil.  Add onions and garlic and saute over medium heat until soft.  
  2. Add chicken broth, marinara sauce and Italian Seasoning. Bring to a boil. 
  3. Add spaghetti and meatballs, and cook 6-7 minutes, or until the noodles are done. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Top with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil to serve.

To Make Meatballs

  1. Mix everything together and form into mini meatballs.  Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, depending on size.


Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 621Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 155mgSodium 2279mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 5gSugar 11gProtein 39g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Ashley F

Wednesday 31st of October 2018

My kids hate soup but they LOVE this one!

Rachael Yerkes

Wednesday 31st of October 2018

One of our favorites!


Wednesday 31st of October 2018

I need this on my table right now. It combines two of our favorite comfort foods into one!! Love it!

Aimee Shugarman

Wednesday 31st of October 2018

DOesn't get much better than this! So good, so easy,.


Tuesday 30th of October 2018

Oh my gosh this looks delicious! Thank you so much!

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