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Meatball Pasta Soup*

Prep Time: 50 minutes

1 Tbsp olive or vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups water
2 (14.5-oz) cans Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained, cut up
1 (18-oz) pkg frozen cooked meatballs or Italian meatballs, thawed
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 oz (1/2 cup) elbow macaroni or rotini (spiral pasta)

Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Add all remaining ingredients except macaroni; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes.

Add macaroni; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until macaroni is tender.

Makes 6 (1 1/2-cup) servings

340 calories, 20 g fat per serving

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