Pasta Meatball Soup (Albondigas Soup)

Pasta Meatball Soup (Albondigas Soup)

9 reviews, 3.8 star(s). 89% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

This is a satisfying main dish meatball soup.


1 lb Ground beef; sirloin
Acini di pepe pasta; divided
2 tbsp Pine nuts; finely chopped
1/4 c Bread crumbs; dried
1 ea Egg
2 tbsp Parsley; finely chopped, divided
1 tsp Basil; dried, divided
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Black pepper
1 clove Garlic; minced
2 can (14 oz) Beef broth
1 can (8 oz) Tomato sauce
1/3 c Onion; chopped

Original recipe makes 4



1. Combine beef, 2 tbs pasta, pine nuts, bread crumbs, egg, 1 tbs parsley, 1/2 tsp basil, salt, pepper and garlic in a bowl. Form into 1 inch meatballs.

2. Bring beef broth, tomato sauce, onion and remaining 1/2 tsp basil to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Carefully add meatballs to broth. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Add remaining 3 tbs pasta; cook 10 minutes or until tender. Garnish with remaining 1 tbs parsley.

Tip: Acini di pepe is a tiny rice-shaped pasta. You could also substitute orzo pasta.


I made this Dec 28 2005, and I would make this again.

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jrad1997 2y ago

BeccaGK 3y ago

It was good but if you making double just use 1 can tomato sauce.
Ruyajo3 3y ago

Quick, easy and filling
sharondiamondstein 3y ago

Add a few dashes of hot sauce...yum!
jjstine 4y ago

Wow is this ever a great soup! Made this yesterday and everyone absolutely loved it. My only suggestion is that you need to make double. I bet you still won't have leftovers if you do.
Jujufroggiebaby 4y ago

Very satisfying meal. The broth is missing something- maybe a little tang or spice(?) Will definitely make it again, but would doctor it up a bit. The meatballs are perfect.
rkdurazo 6y ago

I was looking for a recipe for this cuz I was craving my Albodigas soup from a restaurant in California, and since I couldn't go there, I had to make some. this was PERFECT! Even my super, super picky 2-year-old loved it!
Presidentialsweet 7y ago

I made this Dec 28 2005, and I would make this again. [I posted this recipe.]
mikeschn 10y ago

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