Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

2
Amy Herald

By
@Meave

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!

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MEATBALLS

  • 1 lb
    lean ground turkey
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    italian style breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • dash(es)
    pepper
  • FOR THE SOUP

  • 1
    (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 small
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large
    carrots, cut into sticks and diced into small cubes
  • 1-2 stalk(s)
    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(es)
    pepper
  • ·
    grated fresh parmesan (optional)
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh parsley (optional)

How to Make Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

Step-by-Step

  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!

Printable Recipe Card




Show 10 Comments & Reviews

14 Potato Salad Recipes for Your Next Cookout


Potato salad is an all-American barbecue side dish. It’s a must on the menu and what we love most is that there is a recipe to suit every taste bud. If you like a creamy potato salad, one with hard-boiled eggs, or one with unusual ingredients (think loaded baked potatoes), below you’ll find a recipe […]

17 Healthy Homemade Snacks for Kids


Finding delicious and nutritious snacks that your kids will actually eat can be a challenge, but we’re here to help. These 17 homemade, kid-friendly snacks range from fruit roll ups to carrot fries to muffins to chocolate peanut butter banana bites – essentially everything your kids are craving you can make right from your kitchen.

13 Pasta Salad Recipes Perfect for Summertime


Light and fresh, pasta salad is perfect for summertime. It’s a quick and easy to make dish to bring to a cookout or potluck. Pasta salad is also hearty enough to be a light summer dinner. These 13 pasta salad recipes are packed with flavor and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.