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Italian Meatball Soup

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours (HIGH) or 8 hours (LOW), plus 10 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  • Course: Soups & Salads

Slow cooking meatballs makes them especially tender and flavorful—serve over a bowl of pasta and fresh vegetables for a deliciously simple meal.

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens tip

Meatballs are always the perfect touch to your family’s favorite Italian dish! Use a Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner for this easy and delicious one-pot meal and you’ll have no messy cleanup.


  • 1 pound lean uncooked ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Italian-seasoned fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for serving
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots  
  • 4 ounces egg noodles or linguine broken into 2-inch pieces
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner


Step 1

LINE a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with a Reynolds Kitchens® Slow Cooker Liner.

Step 2

COMBINE ground turkey, bread crumbs, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup of the onion, and the egg in a large bowl. Mix well. Shape mixture into 1-inch meatballs.

Step 3

ADD broth, undrained tomatoes, celery, carrots, and remaining 1/4 cup onion to the prepared slow cooker. Stir gently with a rubber spatula to combine. Place meatballs on top of the mixture in cooker.

Step 4

COVER and cook for 4 hours on high or for 8 hours on low.

Step 5

ADD the noodles; stir gently and cook for 10 more minutes.

Step 6

SERVE with additional Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.

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