A hearty tomato-based soup filled with mini meatballs, cheese ravioli, and veggies is perfect for nights.
We love soup weather and boy are we ready for it! We usually don’t get really cold down here in Louisiana until December. Our version of cold is probably not what many of you feel up north. We tend to be freezing in the 30’s and 40’s. When it dips to the 20’s and there’s a slight chance of freezing rain, school gets cancelled and roads are closed. I know many of you probably think that’s crazy!
So last year when it got really cold…remember that whole polar vortex thing…we saw snow (or at least our version of snow) more than once. That NEVER happens down here. It was so strange to see it stay on roof tops for a few days. This was a really BIG deal!
We are hoping to see that again…but I know if it did that down here…I can only imagine what it feels like up north.
So for those upcoming chili nights. why don’t you make some soup!
This soup was delicious! My family loved it! Pretty much if I put a meatball in anything, they will love it. I cooked it on a Sunday and let it cook for a while, but you can still make this on a week night too.
Mini Meatball & Ravioli Soup
- 1 1b. ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (I used Italian)
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
- Creole seasoning or seasoned salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 small carrots, chopped
- 1 zucchini, (slice into 1/2 inch thick half-moons)
- 1/2 package refrigerated cheese ravioli (approximately 3 to 4 cups)
- 48 oz. chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 24 oz tomato sauce
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- Mix ground beef with egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan. Season the mixture liberally.
- Form into 1 inch meatballs and set aside.
- In a soup pot, heat olive oil. Add vegetables and saute for 10 minutes. Season.
- Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and water. Bring to a boil.
- Add meatballs one at a time. Stir. Bring back up to a boil and reduce heat to medium to simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
- Add ravioli and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes. Taste to season. If soup is too thick, add more water and adjust seasonings.
- Ladle into bowls and serve.
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This would be great served with these little biscuits:
And this salad dressing:
Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Now onto the giveaway!!
Kelly from The Grant Life is turning the BIG 3-0 this week. So a group of bloggers and I have gotten together to give away an Ipad Mini in celebration of Kelly’s birthday!!
Just in time for Christmas…which is going to sneak up on us faster than we think…
Enter below to win. The more entries you do, the better!
Kitty Kaos says
This soup looks yummy. I like to try and go away for my birthday. The ebst one was Belrin <3
I celebrate my birthday by having a party the day of, but treating the whole summer as my day!!! LOL—
Usually celebrate my birthday quietly, or go out for dinner. A Nice giveaway. Thanks Jaren.
usually nothing huge, a nice dinner at some point with my husband once we can wrangle a baby sitter!
Sue Cossor says
I like to go out to dinner to celebrate my birthday
Gloria Walshver says
Going out to dinner
Robin Chesser says
I celebrate by having a full week long celebration, I get to go out to dinner at least two times that week and I make my own birthday cake, now that’s a celebration.
Lauren @ Hall Nesting says
I am from AL and currently live up in Indy so I know what it feels like to get crazy looks when I asked if it snows do we come to work haha. I love pastas in soups but haven’t put meatballs in it. Will definitely give it a try!
Danielle | Krafted Koch says
This soup looks awesome and something both my husband and I would enjoy, which is a very rare thing! As for my birthday, we are lucky if we do anything, seeing it is in the middle of harvest season on the farm. I am always sure to order myself something extra nice from my husband though! 😉
Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl says
I absolutely looove soup, and I love this idea! My S.O. is 100% Italian and we make a big pot of meatballs once or twice a month. I never thought to make soup from that with mini raviolis. What an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for visiting Sarah!
I love soup and I love ravioli so this is totally on my to do list!
Annie @Maebells says
I love this soup!! Mini meatballs are the best, they are so tiny and cute! They make any meal seem a little fancier I think! 🙂
Thanks for visiting Annie!
Annmarie W. says
We usually go see a movie or something like that, then the kids usually present me with an ice cream cake!
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) says
I love a good soup, so had to come over and take a look at this one. I was pleasantly surprised to see the cajun seasoning in this one. Sounds delicious and thanks for hosting the SNL Link party.
Christina Strapp says
Now that I am older I don’t really celebrate my birthday. My husband will make me a cake and give me a gift.
Lori Hart says
This is the perfect fall soup for me. It looks so good!! Found your recipe at Time to Sparkle. I am one of the hostesses of Tickle My Tastebuds and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already. Here is the link
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Literally making this right now. Wish I could upload pics!!
Awesome Jessica! Hope you liked it!!
[email protected] Fit Blog says
This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Do you know about how many servings it makes?
Hi Jaren! I’ve never come across anybody with my name!! That’s so cool! You can probably get about 6-8 servings out of it. Plus you can freeze the leftovers too! Thanks for stopping by!!
[email protected] Fit Blog says
I haven’t either! My mom found the recipe and I was looking at it and I was like HOLY CRAP she has my name!
Awesome! I was wondering for calorie purposes! Thanks!
A nice soup recipe, Jaren. Thank you.
Hi! This sounds amazing. I am going to make it with GF bread crumbs and GF ravioli.
Do you bake the meatballs at all or will they cook while in the soup base simmering for the 30 to 40 minutes?
Hi Liz! Just drop them in the soup and they will cook! Easy breezy! Thanks for visiting!