01 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Italian Wedding Soup (my way)

Okay, so I’m not Italian, but I really LOVE Italian food! Rich pasta sauces, fresh ingredients, fabulous herbs and of course lots of garlic! These are all the makings of great recipes. So, today I wanted to make a soup, reminiscent of “Italian Wedding Soup” but in my own style. I made beautiful little meatballs, perfectly seasoned with herbs from my own garden (have I mentioned I love summer too?) and a simple broth with rotini pasta. The entire family loved the soup and are asking me to make it again already!

Italian Wedding Soup

1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
1/3 cup cracker or bread crumbs
1 egg
2 TBSP basil, chopped fine
2 TBSP parsley, chopped fine
1 tsp thyme, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBSP dehydrated vegetable flakes (no MSG!)
1 onion, grated
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all together very well in a large mixing bowl. Form meat into small balls by hand, and set aside.

Broth:
4-5 cups chicken broth (either store bought, homemade or made with water and bouillon cubes)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup dry rotini pasta
1 carrot, grated
1 TBSP basil, chopped
1 TBSP parsley, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce
* I also wanted to add fresh spinach, but didn’t have any on hand, but it would be a wonderful addition to this soup!

Bring the broth to a low boil, and add in pasta and vegetables and herbs. Next add the meatballs slowly one at a time, and cover the pot. Boil for about 15 minutes, and serve hot with garlic toast.

3 Responses to “Italian Wedding Soup (my way)”

  1. Jessica Meleskie 26 October 2010 at 3:02 pm Permalink

    Making it right now! smells fabulous….hoping it will tempt a little girl who has been sick all day and needs some comfort food.

  2. Mariette Duncan 23 February 2011 at 8:46 pm Permalink

    I am from South Africa and has never heard of Italian Wedding Soup!! I decided to make it today and took some over for some friends (also from SA)It was delicious!!!!My friends are raving about it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. Ashley Powell 19 September 2011 at 9:31 pm Permalink

    I can’t wait to try this recipe, it looks and sounds sooo good! My sister and I loove Italian food too especially for all the garlic. We’re from the Bahamas though so we borrow from everywhere lol.

    P.S. I always use your recipe to make banana muffins and my family loves them!


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