italian wedding soup with turkey meatballs

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a recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

We prefer the acini de pepe pasta in this dish, though it is pictured with orzo pasta which works fine and happens to be what I had on hand!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For italian wedding soup with turkey meatballs

  • FOR THE MEATBALLS
  • 1 lb
    lean ground turkey
  • 1 lg
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    italian style breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • dash
    pepper
  • FOR THE SOUP
  • 1
    (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 sm
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2 lg
    carrots, cut into sticks and diced into small cubes
  • 1-2 stalk
    celery, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    dry acini de pepe, ditalini or orzo pasta (we prefer it with acini de pepe, but any tiny pasta will do.)
  • 2
    32 ounce boxes chicken broth
  • 2 tsp
    chicken soup base
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • dash
    pepper
  • grated fresh parmesan (optional)
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh parsley (optional)

How To Make italian wedding soup with turkey meatballs

  • 1
    MAKE AHEAD: mix together the meatball ingredients. Form into miniature meatballs (about half of a normal bite-sized meatball) bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. You can refrigerate meatballs until ready to use.
  • 2
    In a large Dutch oven, heat olive oil. Add carrots, onions, and celery. Saute until softened.
  • 3
    Add chicken broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Add pasta, prepared meatballs and frozen spinach. Simmer for for however long is required package directions of pasta.
  • 5
    Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese!
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