Minestra Soup (Italian Wedding Soup)

Sandra McGrath

By
@SandyJJ

My noni Lucy told me that if you make this soup it will bring you good luck. The greens signify life and good health. It is so hearty it is a meal in itself served with a crusty bread.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 box
chicken broth,32 ounces each. (prefer kitchen basics) or your own stock if preferred.
1-2 c
water
2-3
carrots, cubed
1 1/2 c
cooked chicken breast, diced or purchase whole cooked chicken and use the meat chopped
1 bunch
escarole, washed and chopped or can use chopped spinach
3/4 c
dry pastina, orzo, tubettini or acine di pepe soup pasta
1/2 c
chopped celery
1 small
onion,chopped

MEATBALLS

1/2 lb
ground beef, lean
1/4 c
italian bread crumbs,seasoned
1
small egg, beaten
1 Tbsp
parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make the soup, place the broth and water in a large soup pan.Bring to a boil and add the other ingredients. Mix the little meatballs and shape into balls about 1/2 inch in diameter or as you prefer.Place them into the soup pan to cook with the rest of the ingredients.
2
The soup is done when vegetable are tender.Taste to see if salt is needed or pepper if you prefer.Top each serving with grated parmesan cheese if you like.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy