Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
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Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

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I'm not sure where the name of this soup originated, but my aunt in Pennsylvania shared the recipe with me. Even in our hot-Florida climate, this soup always satisfies. Family and friends frequently ask me to prepare it. - Nancy Ducharme, Deltona, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons pepper, divided
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/4 cups cooked medium pasta shells

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 226 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 942 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, cheese, bread crumbs, onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  2. In a Dutch oven, brown meatballs in small batches; drain. Add the broth, spinach, onion powder, parsley and remaining salt, pepper and garlic powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in pasta; heat through. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Italian Wedding Soup in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p136

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 226 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 942 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 20 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

Just made this soup and it was amazing. Great recipe with lots of flavor and hearty texture. This is just what we needed for a cold, snowy, winter afternoon.

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

I just made this recently and it was awesome. I even cheated and bought the pre made wedding soup meatballs at out local Italian store. Everyone raved about how delicious the soup tasted and never knew the difference. This recipe tastes very similar to the wedding soup they serve at the Olive Garden too. Definitely a keeper in my recipe box!

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

Finally found the perfect Italian wedding recipe. Taste great!

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

This is the best wedding soup recipe I've tried to date as I've been searching now for awhile. I made two changes; cut back on the beef by 50% and doubled the spinach.

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

So simple yet elegant soup! You will not be disappointed in this.. I used italian breadcrumbs and more spinach (i love spinach) than called for. It tastes as delicious the next day too!!

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