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Homemade Italian Wedding soup.

Homemade Italian Wedding Soup

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

Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Homemade Italian Wedding Soup
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 295 kcal


  • 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


  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.