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Tomato Basil Meatball Soup

  • Author: Madeline
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake and Simmer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Whole30 friendly tomato basil soup with beef meatballs




  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper


  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (1 qt container)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp tomato past
  • 28oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups cauliflower rice (fresh or frozen)
  • Optional: fresh basil for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Combine ground beef, egg, almond flour, salt and crushed red pepper in a large mixing bowl until a smooth mixture remains
  3. Using a 1/2 tbsp scoop, scoop our 40 scoops onto the baking sheet and roll into tight small balls
  4. Bake for 12 minutes
  5. While the meatballs bake, mince the garlic and dice the yellow onion
  6. Heat your soup pot over medium-low heat and add oil, garlic, and onion to the warm pot
  7. Saute the garlic and onions until soft and fragrant, about 4 minutes
  8. Add salt, pepper, dried basil, and dried oregano to the pot and mix
  9. Mix in the tomato paste
  10. Pour in the vegetable broth, water, diced tomatoes, and cauliflower rice
  11. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover the pot and simmer for 20 minutes
  12. After the soup simmers for 20 minutes, turn off the heat
  13. Either blend the soup directly in the pot with an immersion blender or blend in a standard blender in batches and return to the pot
  14. Add the cooked meatballs back into the soup pot and simmer for an additional 10 minutes
  15. Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!

Keywords: whole30 meatball soup, tomato basil meatball soup, healthy tomato basil soup