I love soup! (Making soup. Eating Soup. Dipping bread in soup.) According to the team at Taste of Home, this is the highest-rated soup recipe from their readers in Minnesota.

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Minnesota: Cheesy Meatball Soup

Taste of Home reader review:

With meat, potatoes and other vegetables, this rich-tasting soup is really a meal in one. Process cheese sauce makes it taste like a cheeseburger. I serve this soup with a nice crusty loaf of French bread. —Ione Sander, Carlton, Minnesota


1 large egg
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef
2 cups water
1 cup diced celery
1 cup whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup cubed peeled potatoes
1/2 cup sliced carrot
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 beef bouillon cubes
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 jar (16 ounces) process cheese sauce


  1. In a large bowl, combine egg, bread crumbs and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  2. In a large saucepan, brown meatballs; drain. Add the water, celery, corn, potatoes, carrot, onion, bouillon and hot pepper sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and potatoes are tender. Stir in the cheese sauce; heat through.

Nutrition Info

1-1/3 cups: 421 calories, 24g fat (15g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 1959mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.

Sounds good to me! Thanks to the folks at Taste of Home for sharing. You can see the favorites from all 50 states HERE.

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