Homemade Italian Wedding soup.

Homemade Italian Wedding Soup

This is an extremely good Homemade Italian Wedding soup. I got interested in this soup when I tried a commercial canned version.

I felt that if I liked a canned version a homemade one had to be better. I was so right!

Great hearty and warming soup…. Simple flavors combined to make a wonderful dish.

This is a nice example of a recipe you can play with!

I have made this with Italian sausage. The longer you let it simmer the better the flavor. Wonderful taste.

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Homemade Italian Wedding Soup
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

You can buy very good canned Italian Wedding Soup but homemade is so much better.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Homemade Italian Wedding Soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 295 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 5 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups chopped escarole or 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup orzo pasta uncooked
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped carrot
  • grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl combine the meat, egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil and onion powder; shape into 3/4" balls.
  2. In large sauce pan, heat the broth to boiling; stir in the spinach, orzo, carrot and meatballs. Return to boil; reduce heat to medium.
  3. Cook at slow boil for 10 minutes or until orzo is tender. Stir frequently to avoid sticking.
  4. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Tips and Tidbits

These are beef meatballs but you can also use pork or even turkey or chicken! The secret to meatballs in a soup is that they need to be bite-sized. Small enough to not only fit on your spoon but also into your mouth.

My method for manageable meatballs that are small and uniform in size is a mini ice cream/cookie scoop.

Enjoy!

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Recipe based on one by LikeItLoveIt
Photo by Chef*Lee