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Italian Wedding Soup
Italian Wedding Soup
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 680.84 kcal
Author: Mary Ann Dwyer
Ingredients
  • Meatballs:
  • 1/2 lb. ground chuck
  • 1/4 cup Italian panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Soup:
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup carrots finely chopped
  • 1 cup celery finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 7 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup acini di pepe
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, rinsed, stems removed and julienned
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  2. Form meatballs using a small scoop. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place in refrigerator.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add the onions, carrots, celery and garlic and cook, covered until soft, 10 minutes.
  4. Add chicken stock, dill, oregano, salt and pepper and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil, and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
  5. Add acini di pepe and continue to cook for 6 minutes until pasta is tender.
  6. Drop the meatballs into the soup and continue to cook for 4 minutes, until the meatballs float.
  7. Add spinach and parmesan and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Italian Wedding Soup
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 680.84 Calories from Fat 242
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.89g41%
Saturated Fat 7.78g49%
Cholesterol 224.15mg75%
Sodium 1478.47mg64%
Potassium 1451.51mg41%
Carbohydrates 29.36g10%
Fiber 2.37g10%
Sugar 7.92g9%
Protein 76.52g153%
Vitamin A 4223.8IU84%
Vitamin C 7.49mg9%
Calcium 254.23mg25%
Iron 4.29mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.