Quick Italian Meatball Soup Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- MEATBALLS
<br>- 1 pound ground turkey breast or lean ground beef
<br>- 1/2 cup Kretschmer® original toasted wheat germ
<br>- 1 egg white
<br>- 1/4 cup water
<br>- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning blend
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
<br>- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
<br>- SOUP
<br>- 2 (14.5 ounce) cans lower-sodium chicken broth
<br>- 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes
<br>- 1/2 cup small soup pasta, such as tiny bowties, ditalini or shells, uncooked
<br>- 5 ounces fresh spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
<br>- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Heat oven to 425 degrees F.  Combine all meatball ingredients; mix lightly but thoroughly.  Shape into 1-1/4-inch meatballs.  Place in shallow baking pan sprayed with no-stick cooking spray.  Bake 10 minutes.
<br>step 2: Meanwhile, in large saucepan, combine broth and tomatoes.  Cover; bring to a boil.  Stir in pasta.  Cover and simmer 5 minutes.  Add meatballs.  Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until pasta is tender.  Stir in spinach.  Remove from heat.  Let stand 2 to 3 minutes.  Serve in bowls sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
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Ingredients
- MEATBALLS
- 1 pound ground turkey breast or lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup Kretschmer® original toasted wheat germ
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning blend
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- SOUP
- 2 (14.5 ounce) cans lower-sodium chicken broth
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup small soup pasta, such as tiny bowties, ditalini or shells, uncooked
- 5 ounces fresh spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions
step 1: Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine all meatball ingredients; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/4-inch meatballs. Place in shallow baking pan sprayed with no-stick cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes.
step 2: Meanwhile, in large saucepan, combine broth and tomatoes. Cover; bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Add meatballs. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until pasta is tender. Stir in spinach. Remove from heat. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Serve in bowls sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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