- 2 cups small pasta shells
- 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs, thawed
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute chicken in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink; remove and keep warm.
- In the same skillet, saute the onion, carrot and celery in remaining oil until tender. Add the meatballs, soup, spinach, broth, thyme, salt, pepper and reserved chicken; cover and cook for 4-6 minutes or until heated through.
- Drain pasta; stir into skillet. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
Reviews for Italian Wedding Soup Supper
"Very easy to make. My husband liked it alot. Apparently, I and the kids am not huge asiago cheese fans so I doctored our portions with some shredded cheddar and we enjoyed it much more. Next time I will swap out the cheese. I also agree with the reviewer who stated that the leftovers were even better."
"My husband is the cook in the house but I decided to surprise him and make HIM dinner for once. I made this recipe last night and it turned out great! I am a horrible cook but I followed the recipe to a T and it came out looking just like the picture. Those frozen meatballs are so good in this! The leftovers tasted even better today. Thank you for such a tasty and easy recipe that even I can make with success!"
"Pretty easy and delicious. I did add a splash of white wine while cooking the chicken and smashed two cloves of garlic and cooked them with the vegetables, taking them out right as i started adding the chicken broth. I liked the flavor. It didnt have a ton of spices in there, but less is more sometimes, especially with a dish that has so many ingredients. But I'm also a fan of thyme.Next time I'll quarter the meatballs as well (and use a bigger pan!)"
"Loved this,was easy to make and shared with my family,thank you for sharing!"
"This was bland. Italian wedding soup has more flavor than this. By the time I'd made the recipe into something we thought was "acceptable," I'd added so many different seasonings, it was a new recipe."
"Delicious! I have made this twice now. The second time I omitted the chicken and doubled up on italian turkey meatballs. I also doubled the chicken broth. My picky boys LOVED this, and they normally won't touch anything that has obvious vegetables in it. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, it is even better the next day."
"I used frozen cooked chicken and it worked out perfectly! Very good."