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Italian Meatball Soup – Polpettine in Brodo

Italian Meatball Soup - Polpettine in Brodo -
mama K
Written by Mama K

Italian Meatball Soup – Polpettine in Brodo is an Italian classic meaty soup that is a entire meal in a single bowl. Every ingredient that goes into this meal merge together to make a perfect creation. This is an ideal winter warmer and perfect comfort food. I normally serve this with Garlic Bread for a main dish or on its own for a starter. It adds an extra texture but also for the dunking factor.  The fact that you can cook this recipe in only 20 minutes means you can have it even when in a rush.  This is one of those dishes my children and grandchildren adore.


Italian Meatball Soup - Polpettine in Brodo -

Italian Meatball Soup - Polpettine in Brodo

A classic Italian recipe that is a lovely winter warmer and ideal comfort food.
4.82 from 44 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pork, Soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 141kcal



  • Combine the beef and chicken stocks and water in a pot and bring to a simmer over moderate heat.
  • Place the bread and milk in a mixing bowl and mash with a fork to make a smooth paste.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Form into small meatballs about 1/2 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter.
  • Place in the simmering stock and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Serve garnished with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


  • The Beef and Chicken Stock can be canned or homemade.


Sodium: 770mg | Sugar: 1g | Potassium: 216mg | Cholesterol: 106mg | Calories: 141kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 7g | Protein: 17g | Carbohydrates: 1g