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Spaghetti and Meatballs is a classic family meal that everyone can enjoy. But it can get boring after a while! Try this Spaghetti and Meatball Soup – it’s sure to spice up boring old spaghetti night!

Spaghetti and Meatball Soup

If there’s one thing I know I can always get my kids to eat, it’s soup. In soup, they’l (almost) always eat the vegetables. This Spaghetti and Meatball Soup is no exception.

Spaghetti and Meatballs Soup

It’s fun, it’s savory and it’s perfect comfort food. The broth is basically spaghetti sauce and beef broth, with some added seasonings to amp up the flavor. I made a huge batch of homemade meatballs the other day and they were delicious in this soup. Of course you can also use store bought meatballs if you prefer, to make it even easier.

Easy Spaghetti Soup with Homemade Meatballs

You can use traditional spaghetti noodles (I did cut them up before serving to make it easier), or any kind of small pasta, like rotini, or even those little wagon wheels that kids love. The key with any kind of soup that calls for pasta it to cook the pasta separately, NOT in the soup, and add it to the soup just before serving. If it cooks in the soup, it tends to get a little mushy, and no one wants mushy pasta!

Delicious Spaghetti and Meatball Soup

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A bowl of Meatball and Spaghetti soup

Spaghetti and Meatball Soup

4.50 from 6 votes
Spaghetti and Meatballs is a classic family meal that everyone can enjoy. But it can get boring after a while! Try this Spaghetti and Meatball Soup - it's sure to spice up boring old spaghetti night!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 262kcal


  • 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 28 ounce package beef broth about 3-4 cups
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 15 cooked meatballs
  • 8 ounces dry spaghetti
  • Parmesan cheese optional
  • Fresh chopped parsley


  • In a 5 quart pot, stir together spaghetti sauce, beef broth, basil, oregano, garlic, bay leaf and crushed red pepper. Add fully cooked meatballs. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Turn heat down to low, cover and simmer for at least 20 minutes. *If using frozen meatballs, increase the time as needed.
  • In the meantime, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. If using spaghetti, cut into bite-sized pieces (optional).
  • To serve, add about a some pasta to each bowl and ladle soup over. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.


Calories: 262kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 12gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 619mgPotassium: 560mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 540IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Fore more comforting soup recipes, try these:

Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup

Tortellini & Sausage Tomato Soup

Turkey Meatball Soup

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