Fluffster's Very Best Meatball Soup

70 mins (prep 25, cooking 45)
19 ingredients
2 servings
I adapted this from a recipe from the Food Network, to meet my family's tastes. It's a wonderful soup that will become one of your favorites immediately It freezes beautifully, if there are any leftovers! Don't cut your spinach or basil with a knife, as it will turn the leaves black and not very appealing. Before your soup is done, taste it! This is where you make your final adjustments. Does it need more salt? Does the flavor of the basil come through? Be sure to add any extra spices at this time, not everyone likes the same amount of Italian seasoning, (for example) so season to your taste. This freezes very well. If you freeze soups, always leave at least 1 inch of head-space between your food and the top of the lid.I always buy whole tomatoes and crush them myself. Tyler Florence said that diced tomatoes were flavorless and nearly colorless, I agree! Note: in the Nutritional values, the calories, etc. are given for the WHOLE recipe, not per serving.

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Serving Size (195.21 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 349.35 Calories from Fat 157.59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.51g 53.88%
Saturated Fat 2.96g 29.59%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 851.47mg 70.96%
Total Carbohydrate 43.16g 28.77%
Dietary Fiber 12.34 g 98.71%
Sugars 7.13 g %
Protein 11.11g 44.44%
Vitamin A 534.15IU% Vitamin C 10.12mg%
Calcium 618.08mg% Iron 23.25mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
small, whole tomatoes, reduced-sodium beef broth, ground beef, ground pork, large eggs, finely grated parmesan cheese, baby spinach leaves