Easy Slow Cooker Meatball Soup is a delicious recipe for a cold day! With frozen meatballs, beans, and veggies, this will be a huge hit!
Crockpot Meatball Soup
Soup is the perfect meal when you need something to warm you from the inside on a cold day. This Slow Cooker Meatball Soup is one of those delicious and easy recipes that you can make whenever you need that cozy feeling.
There are lots of crockpot meatball soup recipes around, but this one has beans, corn, and carrots, so it’s a more hearty meal. I also don’t like to specify the beans, so make sure to pick the ones you love the most!
This dinner recipe is naturally gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free (if you omit the parmesan cheese). You can turn it into a vegetarian option if you use vegetable broth instead of beef broth and choose frozen vegetarian premade meatballs.
Slow cooking is the answer on long days when you need some comfort food, so this easy dump-and-go recipe is a tasty way to put together a delicious meal.
With simple ingredients that you can pick up at almost any grocery store, this is sure to become a family favorite!
- If you would prefer to make this a chicken soup, replace the beef stock with chicken broth and use ground chicken meatballs.
- Choose your favorite beans for this easy recipe. I like dark red kidney beans because I like that additional texture, but you can use black beans, cannellini beans, or pinto beans – whatever you have on hand.
- Soup always tastes better the longer you leave it, so I highly suggest going with the longer heating times vs. the shorter ones to let the soup form fully.
How To Make Slow Cooker Meatball Soup Recipe
Slow Cooker Meatball Soup With Beans Ingredients:
1 lb meatballs, frozen, pre-cooked
19 oz mixed beans, canned (containing any beans you choose, drained and rinsed)
2 carrots, sliced into medallions
1 cup corn, frozen
28 oz diced tomatoes, canned
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
6 cups beef broth
Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
1/2 cup parmesan cheese (garnish)
6- or 5-quart Crock-Pot
Step 1: Chop your carrots into round medallions and set them aside.
Step 2: Pull out a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker.
Step 3: Place the frozen meatballs in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add the beans, carrots, corn, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and a few shakes of salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
Step 4: Pour your beef broth into the pot and stir it a little bit, making sure the meatballs stay on the bottom.
Step 5: Cook on low heat for 5 – 6 hours or on high heat for 3 – 4 hours, making sure that your carrots are tender and your juicy meatballs are heated completely before serving.
Step 6: Once your hearty soup is ready, spoon it into serving bowls and garnish each with shredded parmesan cheese.
Serve with some nice crusty bread or garlic bread, and a simple green salad for a complete meal, and enjoy!
How To Store Leftover Slow Cooker Meatball Soup With Beans
After allowing the soup to cool to room temperature, store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Can I Freeze This Amazing Soup?
Yes! This is one of the meatball recipes that you can easily freeze. Allow your slow cooker soup to cool to room temperature in the crock pot.
Portion the soup into individual servings in freezer-safe containers and freeze. For best results, thaw and eat this delicious recipe within 3 months.
What Meatballs Should I Use For This Slow Cooker Meal?
The great thing about this simple recipe is that you can use whatever flavorful meatballs you have on hand. This recipe calls for frozen meatballs, but you can also use homemade meatballs that you’ve frozen, turkey meatballs, Italian meatballs, mini meatballs, or any family favorites.
If you are using ground beef or ground turkey meatballs that have not been frozen, note that they may take on a slightly looser consistency with the long cooking time.
Can I Add Anything To This Easy Meatball Soup Recipe?
If you are looking to make this hearty meatball soup even heartier, some great options are Italian sausage, chopped onions, bell pepper, mushrooms, green beans, or some additional beans and corn.
You could also add some small pasta (think small shells or orzo pasta) to make this more like an Italian Wedding soup recipe. There is a lot that you can tinker with here to turn this into a full meal for the whole family!
Are You Looking For Some Other Delicious Soup Recipes? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Easy Egg Drop Soup
- Meatball Kale Soup with Couscous
- Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
- Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup with Bacon
- Mac and Cheese Soup
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Serve with some nice crusty bread on the side! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 1533mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 8gSugar: 7gProtein: 19g
Serve with some nice crusty bread on the side!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.