Ravioli and Meatball Soup With Garlic Bread Croutons is a hearty soup that is garnished with garlic bread croutons that will fill you up. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.
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I don’t blog or blog related things every day. Which can impact your stats. I love to be able to do all I have to do every day, but I work full-time, I have stuff I am doing in my personal life as well that impacts what I can do for and on my blog.
I love to be able to do all I have to do every day. However, I work full-time. I have stuff I am doing in my personal life as well that impacts what I can do for and on my blog.
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Seduction is 2 1/2 years old and my photos have gotten better over time. It not till now that been featured on the food porn sites because my photos have improved. I always had a growing steady audience, because of the heart that is in Seduction in the Kitchen.
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I love making what I call meal soups. They are meals that are all in one. If you look at my lasagna soup, I wanted to make a lasagna soup but with a twist, using a cheesy garlic toast on top the soup like you do with French onion soup.
Knife and fork soups are what I call something like that. I wanted to do a similar concept again, this time ravioli and meatballs was what decided would work for this concept. To top it all off, taking garlic toast and cut it up into croutons.The end result was a very filling and yummy meal.
Oh, and by the way, I agreed to use a new recipe card to layout recipes. It is from Meal Planner Pro, what I like about it is you can save recipes to your own recipe box, make meal lists, as well as grocery lists, and it displays nutritional info for you! I would like to hear how you like the new recipe card, so please tell me your thoughts! This the first recipe to use it.
Ravioli and Meatball Soup With Garlic Bread Croutons is a hearty soup that is garnished with garlic bread croutons that will fill you up.
- 1 pkg Italian Style Frozen Meatballs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 13 3/4 ounces beef broth
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon basil crumbled
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme crumbled
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 12 ounces cheese ravioli , frozen, thawed
- 1 ⁄4 cup fresh parsley , chopped
- 4 slices frozen garlic toast , cubed
- Italian cheese for garnish
- In a dutch oven, heat up the oil and add the onion and garlic and cook about 5 minutes, stirring so they do not burn.
- Add meatballs, tomatoes and their liquid, tomato paste, broth, wine, water, sugar, basil, thyme and oregano.
- Bring to boiling; reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes.
- Add ravioli and cook, covered, at a gentle boil for as long as specified on ravioli package.
- Salt to taste; stir in parsley., then let the soup sit off the heat till the croutons are baked.
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- On a foil lined cookie sheet, add the cut up garlic bread and bake for 5 minutes.
- Take out the oven, ladle some the soup into a bowl, garnish with the Italian cheese and croutons and ENJOY!