Meatball Cavatappi Soup

Meatball Cavatappi Soup Recipe

A hearty soup, such as this Meatball Cavatappi Soup recipe by Breanna (@kneadtherecipe), is a must for colder weather and cozy nights at home. Made in the Larder & Vine Dutch Oven, this recipe comes together in under an hour and is sure to be a hit at the dinner table. It's best served with homemade meatballs (see recipe below) and topped with ricotta cheese for a creamy addition.

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Meatball Cavatappi Soup Recipe

Recipe Summary

Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

35 minutes






One Pot

Meatball Ingredients

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 lbs ground beef

  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup breadcrumbs

  • Paprika to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Pepper to taste

  • Onion powder to taste

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Soup Ingredients

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped carrots

  • ¼ cup chopped celery

  • 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes

  • 8 oz can of tomato sauce

  • 48 oz beef broth

  • 8 oz cavatappi 

  • ¼ cup chopped parsley

  • Ricotta, optional for garnish

Recipe Directions

To make the meatballs, combine all the ingredients above and form into balls. You can make them mini or regular sized. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 400ºF. Set them aside as you prepare the soup.

Add olive oil to your Dutch oven and sauté your onions, carrots, and celery until soft. Add in the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce and stir until combined. Pour in the beef broth and seasonings next.

Add in your uncooked cavatappi noodles and then cover and let boil for 8-10 minutes or until pasta is al dente.

Add in the cooked meatballs and parsley and let simmer for a few minutes. Top with ricotta and serve with bread. Enjoy! 

Find more recipes created by the talented Bre on her blog or on her Instagram. A few of our favorites include her delicious One Pot Viral Lasagna Soup and her One Pot Middle Eastern Chicken & Rice. If you couldn't tell by now, one pot dinners are a favorite around here.