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Italian Wedding Soup plated on gray surface with a towel, bread and spoon next to it

Italian Wedding Soup

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  • Author: Heather Bilyeu
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 1x


This Italian Wedding Soup is a classic comfort is the perfect weekday meal for those cold months. Flavorful broth and filling meatballs will warm your belly and leave you feeling full and satisfied!




  • 16 Ounces Ground Turkey
  • 1/3 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon Basil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper


  • 12 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Carrots-diced
  • 1 Onion-diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves-diced
  • 12 Ounces Frozen Spinach
  • 1 Cup Acini de Pepe Pasta - Orzo or Israeli Couscous can be used
  • 1 (+) Tablespoon Olive Oil


  1. Prep meatballs: place ground turkey and the next 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Using a spatula or your hands (with gloves) completely mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  2. Using the smallest ice cream scooper you have, or your hands, scoop out meatballs and place on cookie sheet. You should get about 60 1 inch sized meatballs.
  3. Heat a large pot over medium heat and drizzle in about a tablespoon of olive oil. Place about 1/3 of the meatballs in the pot and cook until just brown on the outside--about 5 minutes. Scoop out and place back on cookie sheet. Repeat until all meatballs are browned.
  4. While meatballs are browning, finely dice carrots, onion, and garlic and set aside.
  5. Once meatballs are finished, place another tablespoon of olive oil in the bottom of the pot and add in carrots, onion, and garlic. Saute for about 5-10 minutes or until soft.
  6. Add in chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once boiling add in meatballs and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Add in frozen spinach and bring back up to a boil.
  8. Add in pasta and turn on medium to medium-low, cover with a lid and let simmer for 15- 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  9. Soup is ready to serve once the pasta has cooked (it will more than triple in size). Can be served immediately or just set on low until needed. Can be kept in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  10. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dinner-Soup
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 358
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 1362.6 mg
  • Fat: 11.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.4 g
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 33.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 75.9 mg
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