Slow-cooker Italian Wedding Soup

Ready in 45 minutes

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"This is great! I like to use kale (or any other hardy green) instead of spinach. I also add sliced potatoes and any beans that I have. The beans help make it more of a stew than a soup."

- sillysaudi

Top-ranked recipe named "Slow-cooker Italian Wedding Soup"

4.2 avg, 5 review(s) 75% would make again

Ingredients

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1 Egg; lightly beaten
3/4 Pound Lean Ground Beef; or more if needed
1/2 Cup Onion; finely chopped
3 Tablespoons Plain Bread Crumbs
3 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese; grated
2 Tablespoons Fresh parsley; chopped
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
8 Cups Chicken broth
3 Large Carrot; chopped
1 Small Head Escarole or Spinach; (8 Oz), washed, trimmed, cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 1/2 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
1 3/4 Cups Acini Di Pepe; (or Orzo?)

Original recipe makes 8

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Preparation

1. In a large bowl, stir together egg, beef, onion, bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon Parmesan, 1 tablespoon parsley and 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Form into 1-inch meatballs (about 45) and place on baking sheet; refrigerate while preparing soup.

2. Combine broth, carrots, escarole and oregano in slow cooker. Gently add meatballs. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours. Stir in pasta for last 20 minutes of cook time. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Sprinkle each serving with remaining parsley and Parmesan cheese and serve.

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Easy and quick, homey tasting. I don't use my slow cooker enuff, I am getting the hang of using it thanks to here.
Aimeelady 1 year ago
This recipe is AWESOME! I used a pound of small frozen meatballs instead of making my own, and it came together in 5 minutes. Rave reviews from the family!
Jillbp14 1 year ago
This is great! I like to use kale (or any other hardy green) instead of spinach. I also add sliced potatoes and any beans that I have. The beans help make it more of a stew than a soup.
sillysaudi 3 years ago
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carolekv 5 years ago
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carolekv 5 years ago
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