Italian Wedding Soup

  • Yield 12 servings

Need to hint to your honey about the big day, or looking for a calming comfort food? Think of this as a first-rate chicken soup with mini-meatballs and loads of flavor.

Ingredients

Mini Meatballs:
1 pound ground sirloin
1 egg
1 egg white
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Soup:
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup diced carrots
1 tablespoon minced garlic
8 cups fat-free chicken broth
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 cup orzo pasta
Mini Meatballs (recipe below)
6 cups fresh baby spinach
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all meatball ingredients, mix thoroughly, then fashion into 1 inch balls.
  2. Saute onion, celery, carrots and garlic for 7 minutes in a large pot before adding broths and oregano.
  3. Toss in orzo, allow to boil, then simmer an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Add mini meatballs and cook for 8 minutes until meat cooks through.
  5. Add spinach. Cook until wilted. Season to taste.

 

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