How to make Italian Meatball Soup:
In a skillet, brown meatballs on all sides; drain and set aside.
In a stockpot, heat oil and butter; carrots, onion, celery and garlic; saute for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add meatballs, stock and tomato sauce; bring to a boil, then turn heat down to simmer. Add tomatoes and potatoes; simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Return to a boil, and add pasta and kale; cook for 10 minutes, until pasta is tender. Add beans, basil, oregano, parsley, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Cook for 10 more minutes, and serve hot with garlic bread.
Makes 4-6 generous servings.
This soups is easy, nutritious, and makes the whole house smell wonderful as it cooks! It can also be cooked in a crockpot, so you come home to a hearty meal at the end of a long day.