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Ravioli and Meatball Soup With Garlic Bread Croutons {A Meal In A Bowl}



Ravioli and Meatball Soup is a hearty soup recipe. This Italian soup is garnished with homemade garlic bread croutons for the full Italian flavor.





Hearty Soup Recipes

I love hearty soup recipes. What is a hearty soup? It a soup that is full of ingredients that just fills you right up!


With the weather turning cooler, I find myself making more hearty soup recipes, especially with my slow cooker. However, I wanted to make a fulfilling soup that is budget friendly and also be an Italian soup.


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


Italian Soup

There are several Italian soups that are hardy. I wanted to make an Italian soup that could be a complete Italian meal in a bowl. What would be budget friendly, a hardy Italian soup I could make? A ravioli soup was the answer.



Ravioli Soup

Ravioli soup is a great idea to turn into a meal bowl soup. I didn’t want to just have a cheese ravioli in this Italian soup recipe. I decided to combine a meatball soup idea with this soup recipe.


Ravioli and Meatball Soup With Garlic Bread Croutons from Seduction in the Kitchen


Garlic Bread Croutons

If you look at my lasagna soup, it is a lasagna soup but with a twist. I  used a cheesy garlic toast on top of the soup as you do with French onion soup. With this ravioli soup, I wanted to to do a similar concept, only I decided that it should be with homemade croutons, or should I say homemade garlic bread croutons!


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Meatball Soup

What if this ravioli soup is too hardy of a soup for you? You could make it without the meatballs. However, you could just make it a meatball soup! Just leave out the cheese ravioli! This hearty Italian soup is very versatile!



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



Yield: 8 servings

Ravioli and Meatball Soup With Garlic Bread Croutons

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
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 ‚ĀĄ4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 slices frozen garlic toast , cubed
  • Italian cheese for garnish


  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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Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 601mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 8g Protein: 12g
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  • Elizabeth
    February 21, 2016

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

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 21, 2016

      Thank you!!! ūüôā

  • Adam J. Holland
    February 21, 2016

    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!)

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 21, 2016

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

    • Deanna
      December 4, 2017

      Thank you so much Adam ūüôā

  • Erin
    February 22, 2016

    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?? ūüôā

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 22, 2016

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

  • Luci's Morsels
    June 2, 2017

    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.