Spaghetti & “Meatball” Soup
1 Package Pure Farmland Plant-Based Homestyle Meatballs
1 package of Pure Farmland Homestyle Meatballs
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 medium green sweet pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14 ounce) jar prepared spaghetti sauce
1 cup water
1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca, crushed
½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 ounces dried spaghetti, broken into 2- to 3-inch pieces
In a large skillet, cook meatballs, onion, sweet pepper, celery, carrot, and garlic over medium heat until meatballs are browned and vegetables are tender. Transfer mixture to a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, water, tapioca, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in spaghetti. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes more or until pasta is tender.
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