Italian Wedding Soup (with Finesse!)

29 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 87% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

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1 pound ground beef; pork, chicken, turkey (or combination)
1 egg; slightly beaten
1 Cup Bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Dried parsley
2 teaspoons Dried basil
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Cup parmesan cheese; (optional), grated
2 Tablespoon olive oil
6 Cups Chicken broth
2 Cups Water
1 1/2 Cups pastina; or other small pasta (or large pasta broken up)
1 10-oz package frozen chopped spinach; thawed and drained

Original recipe makes 8



Combine meat, egg, bread crumbs, spices and cheese (optional) in medium sized bowl. Mix well. Shape into small meatballs ( use about 1 teaspoon of mixture per meatball ).

Heat olive oil in large skillet. Saut meatballs over medium-high heat, turning often, until just done. (about 5 minutes) Do not overcook as the meatballs will get further cooking in soup. Set aside.

Bring broth and water to boil in large saucepan or Dutch oven. Reduce heat to low.

Add meatballs, pasta and spinach. Cover and simmer until pasta is done. (about 10 minutes).

Makes about 8 servings.


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I thought it was very good. I think you salt it to taste, but my family and I enjoyed it.
amjadr 1y ago

Very good ...and easy!
michellebarforthb1z0d3 1y ago

It was easy to make and very tasty. I did have to add a touch more salt.
mom24-7 1y ago

We love this soup! Sautéed chopped onion after browning the meatballs. Also added carrots, celery and green chile (we like spice in almost everything!).
Valerie411 2y ago

To the person whining about not being able to print this about get a pen and paper and WRITE IT DOWN!!??? Bet that common sense thought never crossed your mind!!!
blackbetty79 2y ago

Make it with orzo! Turned out great. My one year old son loved the meatballs.
Smashleelee 2y ago

Love this recipe! Delicious and filling! Have made it at least 15 times and always turns out a good.
Sydneycindy 2y ago

This was a really good recipe. It was exactly what I wanted a Italian meatball soup should taste like. I made if gluten free by using brown rice bread crumbs and GF noodles. I also cooked the noodles separate, bout only because GF noodles tend to get mushy fast. Thanks for posting!
Mrsswill 3y ago

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