You’ll love this delicious Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Soup, an easy weeknight meal the entire family will enjoy!

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Soup

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Friends, just in time for Mother’s Day, I’m giving away a KitchenAid® Multi-Cooker, one of my favorite small appliances that I use weekly, plus I’m sharing one of my newest soup recipes today!

I really wanted to host a giveaway for Mother’s Day, with one of my favorite small appliances in my kitchen. Do you ever feel that you have too many small appliances? I have recently felt this way, especially since we’re downsizing and I cannot take everything with us.

KitchenAid® Multi-Cooker

Kitchenaid® Multi-Cooker

This product is fantastic though, because it has 11 pre-programmed functions: Risotto, Rice, Simmer, Sauté, Sear, Boil/Steam, Yogurt, Slow Cook (High and Low), plus automatic Keep Warm. Also the clear glass lid allows for easy pouring and straining.

I’ve been able to give away my rice cooker and large crock pot, as this multi cooker is so functional. That feels good!

As for the recipe today, it’s a yummy one!

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Soup

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Soup

It has everything that I love in a soup, especially sweet fennel. Only in the past few years have I started cooking with fennel, and now I’m hooked. I love it cooked, and I love it raw!

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Soup

In this recipe you can make your own meatballs, or you can buy them. When I get in a pinch, I like to buy Aidells meatballs. You can even freeze these and put them into the pot frozen!

Get it simmering early in the morning, and then by dinnertime, the house smells so good.

Serve with a couple of Kalamata olives on top, with a sprinkle of feta cheese.

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Soup

A loaf of crunchy bread.

Your family will LOVE love love this soup!

Oh, and here’s a little something that I’ve  been doing this past year. When I cook a large recipe like this, with the leftovers I dish up a couple of servings and send them to work my friends who work nearby. They drive by my house in the morning, and I hand them over their lunch. Pretty sweet, right? :) Its fun to bless with food!

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Remember the Multi-Cooker can sear, caramelize, and saute–all in one pot, and the temperature can be put on different settings, or you can manually change it. It also has a programmable timer! It comes with very easy instructions, too! You can also choose your favorite color: red, black, or silver!

It’s just overall FABULOUS!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY and good luck! Just answer the question below for your name to go into the drawing (random counter). And, you do not have to be a mother to enter! :) Feel free to share this on your twitter, instagram, or Facebook page for an extra entry! Just come back and let me know. THREE entries maximum, counting the comment. CONTEST CLOSED (winner is Terri).

What soup are you dying to make in this multi-cooker?

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Soup

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Soup
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Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Soup

I cooked this recipe on high for 3-4 hours to perfection! Adaped from BHG.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 35 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 2 packages Aidells Caramelized Onion Meatballs
  • 1 large fennel bulb, trimmed and sliced thinly
  • 1   large onion,  sliced thinly
  • 1 32 ounce box chicken broth
  • 6   cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ cup dried orzo pasta
  • 5   cups shredded fresh spinach
  • cup Kalamata olives or other olives, halved
  • Crumbled feta cheese, optional
  • 1   teaspoon lemon zest


  • Place Aidells Caramelized Onion Meatballs into a 4-quart slow cooker. Add the next seven ingredients (through pepper).
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or on high for 4 to 5 hours.
  • If using low, turn cooker to high. Gently stir in pasta. Cover and cook for 20 to 30 minutes more, or until pasta is tender. Stir in spinach, and olives.
  • Ladle soup into bowls. If desired, top servings with feta, lemon zest, and snipped fennel leaves.
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Course: Soup
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More slow cooker recipes:

Moroccan Lentil Cauliflower Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

This giveaway is sponsored by KitchenAid, but as always all opinions are my own. I use my Multi-cooker weekly in my home and I love it!

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Soup