Italian Wedding Soup Recipe



Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

A simple recipe for classic Italian Wedding Soup that comes together so quickly. Meatballs, pasta with spinach in a rich broth.

Ingredients

For the Italian Meatballs

  • 1/2
    lb
    ground pork
  • 1/2
    lb
    ground beef
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1
    garlic clove
    minced
  • 1/3
    cup
    parmesan cheese
    grated
  • 1/4
    cup
    plain breadcrumbs
  • 3
    Tbsp
    whole milk
  • 1
    tsp
    salt
    or to taste
  • ¼
    tsp
    ground black pepper
    or to taste
  • ½
    tsp
    Italian seasoning

For the Wedding Soup:

  • 1
    medium onion
    finely chopped
  • 1
    carrot
    peeled and thinly sliced
  • 5
    oz
    fresh spinach
    coarsley chopped
  • 2
    garlic cloves
    minced
  • 1
    Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1/2
    cup
    dry acini de pepe pasta
    or orzo
  • 8
    cups
    chicken broth
  • 1 ½
    tsp
    salt
    or to taste
  • ½
    tsp
    ground black pepper
    or to taste
  • 1
    Tbsp
    olive oil
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    for serving

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine together the ground pork, beef, egg, garlic, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, milk, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Shape into 18-20 meatballs (or 35-40 mini meatballs).

  2. In a Dutch oven, heat 1 Tbsp oil over medium/high heat. Once the oil is hot, add half of the meatballs. Cook until the meatballs are browned, turning occasionally. Remove the meatballs to a separate dish and repeat with remaining meatballs.

  3. Add 1 Tbsp butter with onions and carrots and sautee until soft and golden (6-7 minutes), then add the minced garlic and saute another minute.

  4. Pour in the broth and add the pasta, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.

  5. Add the meatballs back to the soup, season with salt and pepper to taste, and keep at a low boil for an additional 7-9 minutes, or until pasta is cooked to your desired doneness.

  6. Add the spinach and cook another minute, or until spinach is wilted. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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