Minestrone Soup with Chicken Meatballs
Easy prep and will satisfy as a meal with bread."This had a really good flavor to it. It was a bit heavy on the beans for my taste, I'll probably cut those back next time, and possibly add a bit more liquid to it. But that's just a matter of taste, still a great recipe." - dakotarussell
Yield: 4 Ready in 45 minutes
favorite of 20 people 9 people want to try
|2 tblspoonsolive oil|
|1/2 largeRed onion; chopped|
|2 Carrots; peeled and cut into 1/2 slices|
|2 stalksCelery; cut into 1/2 inch slices|
|2 clovesGarlic; minced|
|3 cupsKale Leaves; Chopped|
|1 cupDry Red Wine|
|1 largeTomato; seeded and chopped into 1 inch pcs|
|4 cupsChicken Stock|
|1 Bay leaf|
|2 19-oz cansWhite kidney beans|
|1/4 cupfresh basil; Chopped|
|Red pepper flakes and salt; to taste|
|1 poundGround Chicken|
|2/3 cupParmigiano-Regiano Cheese; grated|
|1/4 cupBread crumbs|
|1 Egg; beaten|
|4 cupsDitali Pasta|
Minestrone Soup with Chicken Meatballs Preparation
In a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, warm olive oil. Add onions, carrots and celery, cook until softened about 7 minutes.
Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute more.
Add the kale and cook until wilted.
Add the wine and tomatoe and bring to a boil.
Stir in the stock, water and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover partially and simmer for about 1 hour.
During the last 10 minutes, drain the beans and rinse with cold water and drain again, then add to the pot along with the basil. Season with salt and red pepper flakes, discard bay leaf. Cook ditalini to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine chicken, half of the cheese, bread crumbs, egg, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. of pepper.
Increase the heat under the soup to medium and bring to a light boil. Drop rounded tsp. or tablespoons (depending on what size meatballs you prefer) into the soup. Their texture will firm up on contact with the hot liquid.
Cover and cook until the meatballs are cooked through, about 12 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and black pepper.
Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with ditalini on the side, to be added to the soup as desired.
Link to another BigOven recipe
Add a link to another recipe! What would you serve with this?
You may also enjoy
Minestrone Soup with Chicken Meatballs Reviews
Blogger? Grab a link to this recipe
Add to on: