Italian Wedding Soup

linda hennessey


This soup smells fabulous! Tip: Buying fresh basil is worth it!

FYI: This recipe makes quite a few meatballs. I don't put all of them in my soup. I find another use for the extra meatballs. Tip: Make spaghetti and meatballs the next night.


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  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    ground bulk pork sausage
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic
  • 2
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs, seasoned

  • 3 medium
    carrots, sliced
  • 3
    celery stalks, diced
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 clove
    garlic minced

  • Two-32 oz
    chicken broth
  • One-32 oz
    beef broth
  • 2-3 tsp
    chicken bouillon, instant
  • 10 oz
    frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1
    onion soup mix, envelope
  • 4-1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 3
    bay leaves
  • 1/2-1 c
    acini di pepe or ditalini pasta

How to Make Italian Wedding Soup


  1. Mix all meatball ingredients together. Shape into 3/4 inch balls. (I use my small melon scoop) Place meatballs in casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Set aside. (You will be adding them to soup after the following has cooked)
  2. In large soup pot, saute carrots, celery, and onion in olive oil for 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute longer.
  3. Add broths, bouillon, spinach, onion soup, catsup, basil, thyme, pepper, bay leaves. Heat until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. Bring soup to gentle boil. Discard bay leaves. Stir in pasta and cook 13-15 minutes, until pasta is done.
  5. Reduce heat and add cooked meatballs. Simmer until meatballs are heated. Serve and enjoy!

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About Italian Wedding Soup

Course/Dish: Beef Soups, Vegetable Soup
Hashtag: #meatball

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