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This Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup is hearty, easy, and incredibly satisfying!  You'll never guess it's only 4 smart points per serving. #italian #meatball #soup #slowcooker #crockpot #weightwatchers #smartpoints #comfortfood
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Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup

This hearty and rich Italian meatball soup is made easily in the slow cooker.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 5 mins
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: meatball soup
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 170kcal


  • 3 medium carrots , sliced
  • 2 ribs celery , sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion , diced
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 12 oz frozen Italian meatballs (the fully cooked kind)
  • 32 oz beef broth (reduced sodium)
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 oz dry red wine (like a cabernet sauvignon)
  • 2 (15 oz each) cans diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings
  • 3/4 cup dry ditalini pasta
  • 3-5 oz fresh baby spinach
  • sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional and not included in point value)


  • To a 6 quart or larger slow cooker, add carrots, celery, onion, Italian seasoning, black pepper, bay leaf, meatballs, broth, water, wine, and canned tomatoes.
  • Stir to combine, cover and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours, until vegetables are tender and flavors are combined.
  • Stir in ditalini pasta, cover and cook on HIGH for 15 minutes, until pasta is tender. Remove bay leaf and stir in spinach until wilted.
  • Serve hot, with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if desired (this is not included in the point value).



Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3890IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg