Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs
Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs is a hybrid of two comforting soups - minestrone and Italian wedding soup. With a rich, parmesan-infused broth, tons of veggies, whole-wheat orzo, and the most tender, flavorful chicken meatballs, this is a healthy winter soup worth making over and over again.  

    Ingredients

    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • 1/2 cup diced onion + 1/2 onion grated (see notes)
    • 1 cup diced carrot
    • 3/4 cup diced celery
    • 1 tsp coarse kosher salt, divided
    • 4 large garlic cloves, grated on a microplane and divided (2 for the broth, 2 for the meatballs)
    • 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
    • 14 oz can stewed tomatoes (in basil, onion and garlic)
    • 1 medium parmesan cheese rind
    • 1/2 cup whole-wheat orzo
    • 1- 14.5 oz can white beans, rinsed, drained
    • 1 lb ground lean chicken
    • 1/4 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 tsp dried basil
    • pepper to taste
    • 3 cups baby spinach

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1649 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 46 g 70%
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g 43.9%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 257 mg 85.73%
    • Sodium: 5781 mg 240.86%
    • Calcium: 876 mg 87.64%
    • Potassium: 3681 mg 105.17%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 30 mg 164.94%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 171 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 34 g 134.72%
    • Sugar: 33 g
    • Protein: 149 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 1147.14%
    • Vitamin C 179.45%
    • Vitamin D 1.05%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch7
    • Exchange - Vegetables12
    • Exchange - Lean Meat17
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total5 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total19 oz-eq

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