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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 264.3
  • Total Fat: 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 63.1 mg
  • Sodium: 453.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 22.9 g

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Crockpot Creamy Italian [Beach] Wedding Soup

Submitted by: BLUESUNSHINEFL
Crockpot Creamy Italian [Beach] Wedding Soup

Introduction

It's a beach wedding because of the pasta shells.

(cute?)

I've always had a taste bud defect of only liking creamy soups. Thankfully, fat free half & half adds creaminess just as well as heavy cream.
It's a beach wedding because of the pasta shells.

(cute?)

I've always had a taste bud defect of only liking creamy soups. Thankfully, fat free half & half adds creaminess just as well as heavy cream.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Meatballs =
    1 package Ground Chicken
    1/4 cup Part Skim Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
    1/4 cup Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
    1/4 cup Parmesan & Romano Cheese
    3 Garlic Cloves, diced
    2 Roma Tomatoes, diced
    1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
    1/4 tsp Onion Powder
    1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
    1/4 tsp Allspice
    Pinch of Black Pepper
    Handful of Parsley

    Soup =
    2 cups Endive
    2 cups Reduced Sodium Chicken Stock
    1 cup Fat Free Half & Half
    1 cup Multi-Grain Small or Medium Shells
    4 Garlic Cloves, diced
    1 Shallot, diced
    1 Yellow Onion, diced
    1 Carrot, grated or cut into strips
    1 Celery Stalk, diced
    2 tbsp Part Skim Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
    4 tsp Parmesan & Romano Cheese
    1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
    1 Bay Leaf
    1/4 tsp Orange Zest
    1/8 tsp Onion Powder
    1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
    1/8 tsp Sage
    Pinch of Paprika
    Pinch of Nutmeg
    Pinch of Sea Salt
    Pinch of Black Pepper
    Handful of Basil

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Directions

For Meatballs

1) Slice tomatoes in half and squeeze juices out over the sink before dicing them. This will prevent meatballs from being too watery

2) In a large bowl combine (with hands) meatball ingredients.

3) Roll teaspoon-sized balls and set aside. These can go in the crockpot the same day, but they come out even better when put in the fridge overnight because the spices get a chance to soak in and the meat and cheeses really bind.

For Soup

4) Add onion, shallot, carrots, celery, garlic cloves, chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce, 2 tsp parmesan & romano cheese, sage, orange zest, nutmeg, bay leaf, onion powder, sea salt, and black pepper to crockpot. Add meatballs last. Make sure meatballs are on top of veggies.

5) Place top on crockpot and cook on LOW for at least 8 hours

(8 hours later)

6) Preheat water in a boiling pot.

7) Add shells with a pinch of salt and cook until desired tenderness. Drain and set aside.

8) Fish bay leaf out of crockpot.

9) Add half & half. This must be added late because milk will curdle if in the slow cooker too long.

10) Add cooked shells and endive. Stir until endive cooks down a bit.

11) Ladle into soup bowls. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese, parmesan & romano, and basil on top. Enjoy.

-- 5 WW points --

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BLUESUNSHINEFL.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious! it was quite a bit of work, so it became this weekend's project. I substituted ground turkey for chicken and made the meatballs saturday afternoon, began the soup sunday morning, and we ate at 6:30 last night. I also added extra pasta. It was completely worth both effort and wait - 12/7/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Extremely good!!! and pretty easy to make. I thought it looked a lot harder than that. - 1/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did not wait overnight to add the meatballs and it was still super delicious! Very tasty! - 1/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this sound increible thanks i will have to make this for my hubby he love this kind of soup !!! thanks - 11/28/09

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  • I am confused as to the calorie count on this recipe. It says there are 8 servings but how big are they? Also, when it is broken down by ingredient some are half of the total and others are a lot less than half (cheese, half and half). So I think this calorie count may be misleading. - 2/21/11

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  • I LOVE this soup!!! It is easier than it sounds. - 3/27/10

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