The Best Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

Anyone out there like Italian wedding soup? 
 I had a request to make Italian wedding soup yesterday and I realized I had never made it before.  I will be making it often because everyone loved it.  Start by making meatballs.  I mixed 1 pound of ground beef with a diced small onion, 1 tsp. granulated garlic, 1 egg, 8 crushed crackers, S&P and 1/2 tsp. oregano.  Mix this together thoroughly and set aside.

 Dice about 5 garlic cloves.

 Dice 1 onion.

 Saute them in 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

 Add a large bag of spinach, cover the pot and let it cook down.

 Add about 8 cups of good chicken broth.  I used homemade but you can use store bought. If so, add 2-3 cubes of chicken bouillon. Bring to a low boil.

 Form the meat mixture into small meatballs.

 Drop the meatballs into the soup.

 Add 1 cup of a small pasta.  I used these tiny tubes.  Let the soup cook for 8 minutes until the pasta is tender.

 Mix 2 eggs with 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese. Drizzle this mixture  into the soup as you swirl it with a spoon.  Serve with extra Parmesan cheese. This s some serious comfort food.


Anonymous said…
I think I actually has eaten this but had no idea what it was called. I like it a lot but have never made it myself.
We call boiled meatballs frikadeller here in Sweden and fried ones for köttbullar. In Denmark they call fried meatballs frikadeller but the boiled ones köttbullar :-)

Have a great day!
I like Italian Wedding Soup! But I haven't had any for years. Yours looks delish! Maybe I should get off my butt this winter and make some too.
Suzanne said…
Ill have to start eating prior to visiting your blog from now on!
Connie said…
This is one of my favorite soups, but I have never made it.
Thank you.
Connie :)
Jim said…
A perfect soup for this time of year as things are cooling down. Looks delicious!
Sunnybrook Farm said…
That looks good but I would have to use kale as I don't have any spinach in the fall garden.
Nellie said…
Perfect! I'm putting this on my "must cook" list!
I have never had it. But my hubby would love this recipe for it.
Patty Woodland said…
I thought it used escarole? At least the ones I've had did
Irina M said…
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