Minestra Maritata (Wedding Soup)

Minestra Maritata (wedding Soup) Recipe

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Jolene Bailey


I made this soup for a culture summit, for people from all over the world. It was a hit! Have fun sharing it with your friends and family. Feel free to season it any way you like, and serve with different breads from around the world.

★★★★★ 1 vote
20 Min
2 Hr



1 lb
ground beef
1 c
italian bread crumbs
2 pinch
oregano, dried
2 pinch
garlic powder
1/4 c
parmesan cheese, grated


12 c
chicken broth
2 large
1 pinch
sage or poultry seasoning
2 c
turnip greens
parmesan cheese, grated

How to Make Minestra Maritata (Wedding Soup)


  • 1in a medium bowl, combine all meat ball ingredients. roll into 1 inch balls. set aside.
  • 2in a large soup pot, heat chicken broth on high to a rolling boil. beat eggs together and pour into boiling chicken broth in a THIN stream. (should look like egg-drop soup) be sure to constantly stir to keep the egg from sticking together.
  • 3reduce to simmer. add meatballs and seasoning, cook for one hour.
  • 4remove stems and coarsely chop turnip greens. add to soup and cook for an additional hour. top each serving with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, and serve with bread.

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About Minestra Maritata (Wedding Soup)

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Soups
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy