You will be SO happy that this Slow Cooker Mediterranean Soup with Turkey Meatballs will be waiting for you when you get home!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Farm Rich and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are, as always, my own.
Hello, everyone! Today I’m coming at you with (yet another) slow cooker recipe. January is National Slow Cooking Month, so I’m just trying to keep you up on the times. Soup is one of my favorite dishes to make in the slow cooker and today I’m sharing my Slow Cooker Mediterranean Soup with Turkey Meatballs.
This dish is incredibly easy, but it’s made even easier because we’re using Farm Rich Turkey Meatballs. I love Farm Rich snacks, appetizers and breakfast foods because they’re made with wholesome ingredients. They’re quick-frozen and carefully packaged so families on the go can make delicious food in minimal time. After all, when you’re a busy parent all you want is to raise happy kids and keep their bellies full, am I right? I’m not yet a mother, but If I’ve learned one thing from serving a ton of kids, it’s that they’ll basically eat anything as long as there’s a Meatball involved. This soup is a great way to get a ton of nutrients into your kids without having to fight about them eating their veggies. They’ll take one look at the Meatballs and tiny pasta and they’ll be all-in, spinach and all, trust me.
You’ll be happy to know that Farm Rich Meatballs are gluten free, and come in three varieties – Turkey, Original and Italian Style. I used the Turkey Meatballs for this recipe, but you could totally use any of them with great success. I love that they have a turkey option and they have up to 13g of protein per serving!
On top of that, I have great news for all of you Louisville locals! The Farm Rich Meatball Truck Tour will be coming to greater Louisville, KY Walmart Supercenter locations from 1/18-1/20. At each stop, there will be free Meatball samples, recipes ideas and food inspirations. Considering it’s National Slow Cooking Month, I think that you should print out his recipe and take it with you to Walmart so that you don’t forget anything. Plus, you can sample the Meatballs that you’ll be cooking with! Trust me, you’ll want to stock up. To see when and where the Farm Rich Meatball Truck Tour is stopping, check out https://farmrich.com/meatball-tour.
Let me know if you try this recipe and if you stop by The Farm Rich Meatball Truck Tour, let them know that I sent you!
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 1 (14-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 (28-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 12-16 frozen Farm Rich Frozen Turkey Meatballs
- 1 cup orzo
- 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
- Combine all of the ingredients, except for the orzo and spinach in a 5-7 quart slow cooker. Cook on low 6-7 hours or high 3-4 hours. One hour before serving, stir in orzo and baby spinach. Continue cooking until orzo is al dente and spinach is wilted. Serve warm!