Ravioli and Meatball Soup With Garlic Bread Croutons is a hearty soup that is garnished with garlic bread croutons that will fill you up.

Ravioli and Meatball Soup With Garlic Bread Croutons

February 20, 2016Deanna

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.

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 fellow food blogger and I were talking recently and he was actually surprised to hear what my stats are for Seduction in The Kitchen. He thought they would be higher. The truth is I am what they call a “part-time” blogger. I don’t blog or blog related things every day. Which can impact your

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.

Blogging is a full-time job if you want big success. Considering I am a part-time blogger, I do have good success. That is what surprised my friend to learn that my stats are not as high as he thought they should have been. I am happy with that, sure I love to be shared more, I love to have more fans, I love to

I am happy with that, sure I love to be shared more, I love to have more fans, I love to earn more, but I am also happy with what I have achieved. I am a contributor to Parade Magazine, a Contributor to Today Food. I have been featured in Parade Magazine’s Sunday supplement in the paper across the US. I am always looking to make me and Seduction in the Kitchen better.

Yes, it is a slow process when you’re trying to improve. Nothing great has been obtained overnight. It always has taken hard work and constant improvement to get to be great. Some newer bloggers do not realize this. They want that overnight success now, but when they do that something suffers in the blog, usually that is the personality of the blog.

Your blog has to have a personality, it has to make people want to read it. You can have amazing photos and have a blog that has no personality. I see it every day in the Facebook groups, beautiful photos, but no life in the blog itself because it lacks a voice. Then you have the opposite, really bad photos, but a blog that has an amazing voice. It that voice that people like and go back to read every time.

For me, I get told they love my blog because it has a lot of heart into it, plus I write in real-time. I don’t write my posts out weeks in advance, I write and relate the food to life. That is what you as my readers like, you know that is the personality of Seduction in the Kitchen. 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.

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.

No Blogging isn’t easy, and it is just like a regular job. It can disappoint at times, but it can be rewarding too. Why do it then? Simply because I do love it, it is my passion, it is my stress relief. I write it because I want to, not because I have to. That is the advice I give anyone looking to get into blogging, no matter what you want to blog about, food, makeup, lifestyle, travel. Write the blog because you want to do it, don’t be motivated by anything else. That is the real secret of having a great blog.

Ravioli and Meatball Soup With Garlic Bread Croutons is a hearty soup that is garnished with garlic bread croutons that will fill you upead Croutons from Seduction In The Kitchen

 

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

Serves 8 servings     adjust servings

Ravioli and Meatball Soup With Garlic Bread Croutons is a hearty soup that is garnished with garlic bread croutons that will fill you up.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Add meatballs, tomatoes and their liquid, tomato paste, broth, wine, water, sugar, basil, thyme and oregano.
  3. Bring to boiling; reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Add ravioli and cook, covered, at a gentle boil for as long as specified on ravioli package.
  5. Salt to taste; stir in parsley., then let the soup sit off the heat till the croutons are baked.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  7. On a foil lined cookie sheet, add the cut up garlic bread and bake for 5 minutes.
  8. Take out the oven, ladle some the soup into a bowl, garnish with the Italian cheese and croutons and ENJOY!

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Ravioli and Meatball Soup With Garlic Bread Croutons is a hearty soup that is garnished with garlic bread croutons that will fill you up.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 273kcal Calories from fat 70
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 601mg25%
Carbohydrate 39g13%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 12g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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Ravioli and Meatball Soup With Garlic Bread Croutons is a hearty soup that is garnished with garlic bread croutons that will fill you up

7 Comments

  • Deanna

    Elizabeth

    February 21, 2016 at 2:07 am

    This is one serious proper bowl of comfort food awesomeness! I need to make this!

    1. Deanna

      Deanna Samaan

      February 21, 2016 at 10:07 am

      Thank you!!! 🙂

  • Deanna

    Adam J. Holland

    February 21, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I know one thing, Deanna, your recipes and essays certainly come across as a full-time endeavor. I’m seduced! (And I’m sharing this recipe, because it’s too good not to!)

    1. Deanna

      Deanna Samaan

      February 21, 2016 at 10:07 am

      Thank you! Writing comes easy, and I do put a lot of thought into a post 🙂

  • Deanna

    Erin

    February 22, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Yes, blogging is certainly a full time job if you want big time success. Good thing it is fun, too! I consider myself a part-time blogger, too, but you’re right, it’s a passion! Thanks for writing such a relatable post and a delicious looking recipe! Who could say no to garlic toast croutons?? 🙂

    1. Deanna

      Deanna Samaan

      February 22, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Thank you!! It is fun and it is a good passion!

  • Deanna

    Luci’s Morsels

    June 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    This looks delicious and I love how easy it is to make. I want to make a bunch of these to reheat throughout the week for an easy lunch. Yummy! Thanks for sharing! Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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