Italian Wedding Soup

November 4, 2012 by Jenny Melrose

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Our Italian Wedding Soup is a quick and easy meal that comes together quickly.  Plus it’s easy for the kiddos to help with the preparation of it, which is always a plus in my book.   The more I don’t have to argue with Riley about eating the better off we are.

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

We live an hour north of NYC and were extremely fortunate that Sandy did not do the damage that was expected in our area.  There are so many people that have been touched  and their lives changed by Sandy.  The day before the storm arrived was definitely the calm before the storm.  It was a breezy 65 degree day and I honestly found it difficult to believe what was being predicted on the local weather stations.  I did very little to prepare for the storm.  The call came Sunday night that school was cancelled for Monday and I started to realize that the predictions could be right.  On Monday, I woke up with a strange feeling that I was unprepared and Riley and I jumped in the car at 7 am to head to the grocery store.  It was so eery at the store.  The entire aisle of canned goods was cleaned out, except for the plastic wrappings that were thrown in disarray on the aisle floor, as if the store could not unload the goods before the people quickly grabbed them up.  I felt myself moving up and down the aisles with purpose and soon noticed that I wasn’t the only one.  I needed something to prepare my family for the next couple days of no power and heat.  So I decided to make Italian Wedding Soup and grabbed up the necessary supplies.  As Riley and I stepped back outside the sky looked threateningly down on us.  Riley could sense that something wasn’t right and did very little chattering on the way home.  When we arrived home, Riley and I set to work to make the meatballs for the soup.  She loved helping pour in the ingredients and enjoyed being the bossy chef in the kitchen.  The best part was that she ate the soup, including the meatballs, without any complaints.  I’m coming to realize that the more involved she is with the preparation, the more likely she is to eat her dinner.

Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

Italian Wedding Soup

Recipe Type: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family
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Serves: 10
A robust soup with fresh and hearty ingredients.
  • 1 pound Italian Style Ground Turkey
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken broth
  • 2 cups spinach, rinsed & thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup egg noodles
  1. Combine ground turkey, eggs, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, dried basil and minced onion. Roll into 3/4 inch balls and place aside.
  2. In a Dutch oven saute the diced onion. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Mix in spinach and carrots. Place the meatballs on a spoon and gently add the meatballs to the broth. Do not stir the meatballs right away. Allow the meatballs to cook for about five minutes and then stir the mixture.
  3. The mixture can simmer as long as necessary until the pasta is needed. Once the pasta is needed turn the soup to medium to cook the pasta to your consistency. If you are not looking to simmer the soup all day, the pasta can be added once the meatballs are fully cooked and no longer pink.

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9 thoughts on “Italian Wedding Soup

  1. Debbie says:

    Glad your family was safe and power was not out for too long. This recipe looks delicious, much better than canned!
    Debbie 🙂

  2. Nicole says:

    Yum, I love italian wadding soup. It never dawned on me to make my own – duh! Thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

  3. Glad you made it through with too many problems. I did the same thing on Monday – stocked up on supplies, made a pot of soup and waited out the storm here in SW Ontario – although nothing compared to you, many people in our area are still without power and there are lots of trees down. We came out with just a few branches down from our big old maples.

  4. momto8blog says:

    yum!!! my mom would make this…reminds me of happy times!!

  5. Mariel says:

    I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on now at ‘Or so she says …’ We’ve also got a fun “Favorite Things” giveaway going on right now. Hope to see you there!

  6. rhonda says:

    This soup looks delicious.

  7. That sounds like the perfect comfort food for wintery days!

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