I am a huge lover of soup but I am also not a big enthusiast when it comes to complicated prep and extensive clean up afterwards. This recipe is mouthwateringly tasty and very easy to make. Those two are great reasons to love this slow cooker Italian meatball soup even more.

If you have plenty of time on your hands you can make homemade meatballs from scratch to make this soup extra special. If you are pressed for time  resort to  premade and fully cooked Italian meatballs like in this recipe. You can find them in the freezer section at your nearest grocery store. I prefer this simple option.

So no more dirty meatball-making hands and dishes to worry about. Plus no need to worry about the meatballs cooking all the way through.

This soup is also as light and nutritious as it is comforting. I love to splurge on a rich creamy bisque on occasions but I try to eat overall healthy and balanced. This soup is a great everyday meal that can be enjoyed absolutely guilt free. It is filling and hearty so you will definitely not feel deprived.

Vegetables and meatballs are slowly cooked in light savory tomato broth for hours melding all the flavors together. Red wine adds a refreshing accent of acidic and sweet flavors to the broth. I add ditalini which is a small tube like shaped pasta. Pasta and meatballs go hand in hand together even in the soup.

So if you are  looking for a delicious and easy Italian inspired soup I highly recommend this recipe.