Prep time
15 MIN
Total time
45 MIN
Our Hearty Italian Meatball Soup recipe is comfort in a bowl. With beef meatballs, orzo pasta, carrots and fresh herbs, you'll have a dinnetime soup that's packed with flavour and heartiness!



  1. Combine beef,onion,bread crumbs,1/4 cup (60 mL) parsley,basil,garlic and egg in bowl. Knead mixture until well blended. Form into tiny meatballs – 1/2" (1 cm) in diameter.
  2. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet at medium-high. Cook meatballs until browned on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  3. Heat broth to a boil in large saucepan. Add meatballs and carrots. Reduce heat to low,cover and simmer 20 minutes,stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in orzo,remaining parsley and black pepper. Cover and simmer until meatballs are fully cooked – about 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

* If using rice,simmer for a further 5 to 10 minutes until it is tender,in Step 4.

Meatballs may be fully cooked and kept refrigerated for up to a day in advance – or for up to a month in the freezer; either way saves time for when you want a wholesome soup on the table quickly.

Recipe Made With

CAMPBELL’S® 30% Less Sodium Ready to Use Chicken Broth

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    My version of Hearty Italian Meatball Soup

    This is a simple to make soup and is good just the way it it written. I wanted more body to this soup so I added 2 cups fresh green beans, sliced, 1 cup diced onions, an extra 1/4 cup Orzo, 1-1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce and 2-1/2 cups of water. I re-adjusted the seasoning and the recipe turned out very well. Tony S.

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