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Hearty Italian Vegetable Soup with Tiny Veal Meatballs

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  Low carb rotini 3 Ounce
  Ground veal 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Plus More For Serving)
  Eggs 2 Large, beaten
  Salt 2 1⁄4 Teaspoon, divided
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, divided
  Lower sodium beef broth 29 Ounce (4 Cups, 2 14 1/2 Ounce Cans)
  Carrot 1 Small, cut into 1/4-inch dice to make 1/2 cup
  Green beans 4 Ounce, cut into 1/2 inch lengths to make 1 cup (Fresh)
  Canned whole tomatoes 14 1⁄2 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Escarole 1 Pound, trimmed and thinly sliced crosswise to make 4 cups

1. Cook pasta accordingto package directions. Drain.
2. Mix together veal, cheese, eggs, 1/2 teaspoons of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper in a large bowl. With wet hands, roll 1 to 114 teaspoons of the mixture into balls and place on a large plate.
3. Put broth in a large saucepan. Add carrot and green beans and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Crush tomatoes with your hands and add them along with meatballs to broth. Bring to a boil and simmer until meatballs are cooked through, about 4 minutes. Stir in escarole and pasta. Season with remaining teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook until escarole wilts, about 1 minute. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 270 Calories from Fat 101

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.3%

Saturated Fat 4.6 g23.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 169.9 mg56.6%

Sodium 1124.9 mg46.9%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g18.6%

Sugars 1.7 g

Protein 30 g61%

Vitamin A 72.3% Vitamin C 19.5%

Calcium 16.1% Iron 16%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Hearty Italian Vegetable Soup With Tiny Veal Meatballs Recipe