Slow Cooker

Italian Beef Meatball Wedding Soup

with ditalini and Parmesan

Prep & Cook Time: 60+ min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 6)

  • Info
    2 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 6 oz. Crushed Tomatoes
  • Info
    ½ cup Italian Panko Blend
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 8 tsp. Chicken Broth Concentrate
  • Info
    6 oz. Ditalini
  • 2 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning Blend
  • 16 oz. Mirepoix Blend
  • Info
    0.84 oz. Mayonnaise
  • 20 oz. Ground Beef

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Slow Cooker

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Meatballs

    Combine ground beef, panko, half the seasoning blend (reserve remaining for slow cooker), mayonnaise, and half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for garnish), 1/2 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in a mixing bowl.

    Divide meat mixture into about 16 ping pong ball-sized meatballs.

  2. 2

    Cook the Meal

    Place slow cooker liner in slow cooker, if desired. Fold top edges in before putting on lid.

    Add mirepoix blend, chicken base, remaining seasoning blend, garlic salt, crushed tomato, and 4 cups water to slow cooker and stir to combine. Top with meatballs.

    Turn slow cooker on to high heat. Cover, and cook until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 3 1/2 hours.

  3. 3

    Cook the Pasta

    After 3 1/2 hours, add pasta to slow cooker.

    Stir to combine and cook until al dente, 30 minutes.

  4. 4

    Finish the Dish

    Stir again before serving.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping soup with remaining Parmesan. Bon appétit!

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