WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup
(250 calories | 5 4 4 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
I think one of keys to making Weight Watchers work for the long haul is finding recipes that will please the entire family.
This Italian Meatball soup is a great example. It doesn't taste like "diet" food. Because it's not. It's just a really hearty, flavorful soup that makes a great one dish meal!
For a simple satisfying supper, sprinkle each bowl with a little grated Parmesan and serve with warm crusty bread. YUM!
If you feel like you need something more, you could always add a simple green salad.
The Skinny on CrockPot Italian Meatball Soup
To make this slow cooker Italian meatball soup lighter, healthier and more Weight Watchers friendly, I:
- Substituted Kroger reduced-fat turkey meatballs for beef meatballs.
- Added 1-½ cups of sliced mushrooms to increase the soup's bulk and make it more filling. (Chopped spinach or kale would be good too.)
- I also added salt, pepper and Italian seasoning for more flavor.
The recipe says to add the frozen mixed vegetables in during the last hour of cooking, which will prevent them from getting too mushy. But if you prefer them really soft add them in the beginning with everything else.
How Many Calories/WW Points in this Simple Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup?
According to my calculations each serving of this yummy soup has 250 calories and:
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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If you like this healthy recipe for Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup, be sure to check out some of my other easy Weight Watchers friendly recipes including 4-Ingredient Corn & Black Bean Soup, Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup, Mom's Lentil Sausage Stew, Crock Pot Tomato Beef Macaroni Soup and Spicy Cajun Soup
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CrockPot Italian Meatball Soup Recipe
- 1 pound frozen low-fat turkey meatballs
- 4 cups low-sodium beef broth
- 2 cans (14-15 ounces each) diced tomatoes
- 1-½ cups sliced mushrooms (about 5 ounces)
- 1 cup peeled chopped potato
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
- Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4- to 6-Quart.
- In a slow cooker, stir together the meatballs, broth, tomatoes, mushrooms, potato, onion, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, until the vegetables are tender.
- Turn the slow cooker to HIGH and add the frozen mixed vegetables. Cover and cook for one additional hour, or until the vegetables are tender.
- Taste and add more salt and pepper to taste.
- Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
Source: adapted from Gooseberry Patch Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook - Everyday Cookbook Collection
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this Crock-Pot Italian Meatball Soup, you might also like:
- Slow Cooker Mexican Meatball Soup
- Easy Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup
- Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup
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I used the Hamilton Beach 4-Quart Stay-or-Go Slow Cooker to make this crockpot Italian meatball soup:
Watch how easy it is to make your own Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup at home:
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