This Italian Wedding Soup Recipe combines tender melt in your mouth meatballs with a super flavorful broth. The best part though is how easy it is to make!
Italian Wedding Soup is one of my all time favorite soups. I honestly can’t believe it took me this long to get this awesome recipe for my favorite soup on Family Table Treasures.
I have to thank my good friends for finally giving be the kick in the pants I needed. They reached out to me to see if I had an Italian Wedding Soup Recipe on my blog. I couldn’t believe I had to say no!
I whipped up a batch yesterday and let me just say I will be making this a lot more often. My local market carries a tasty Italian Wedding Soup that I buy on occasion however it’s quite pricy for the amount you get. Making your own is definitely the way to go. It’s way less expensive and super easy to make.
What’s the trick to making the Best Italian Wedding Soup Recipe?
In my opinion there are two things that will put your Italian Wedding Soup over the top. First of all you need a killer Italian Meatball Recipe. I totally have you covered there. This is my all time favorite Meatball Recipe. Tender little meatballs that are full of flavor!
The other important ingredient is to use a good quality Chicken Broth. If you have homemade Chicken Stock that would be best but if not just make sure you buy a boxed brand that you like. My mom’s go to boxed broth is Trader Joe’s Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth. She likes to stock up on it when she can.
As far as the rest of your ingredients go, just add in what you like. I like my Italian Wedding Soup with just a few simple ingredients. Sauteed onion, spinach and Acini Di Pepe pasta. However, you can also add, carrots and celery and use another type of small pasta like Orzo perhaps.
Tips for freezing your Soup
There are a few ways you can freeze this recipe. First, you can place extra soup in individual sized freezable containers for an easy grab and go meal.
Another great way to freeze this recipe is to make a double batch of the meatballs and just freeze the extra precooked meatballs. Since making the meatballs is really the only time consuming part of the recipe having some in the freezer will make it easy to whip up a quick batch.
Make sure your completely cool your soup before freezing it. Store it in your freezer for up to 3 months.
Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
For the Italian Meatballs
- 8 Ounces Lean Ground Sirloin
- 8 Ounces Lean Ground Pork
- 1 Large Egg ,whisked
- 2 Slices Italian Bread about 2-3 ounces
- 1/2 Cup Dry Seasoned Italian Bread Crumbs
- 1 Medium Sweet Onion Grated
- 3 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- Pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh parsely ,Chopped
For the Soup
- 12 Cups Chicken Broth
- 1 Cup Chopped Sweet Onion
- 1 ,5 ounce package Fresh Baby Spinach ,stems removed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3/4 Cup Acini Di Pepe or Orzo ,uncooked
For the Italian Meatballs
- Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a small bowl soak Italian bread slices in water for 5 minutes.
- While bread is soaking place remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Squeeze as much water out of the soaked bread as you can and tear it apart with your fingers. Add it to other ingredients.
- Use a fork to begin to incorporate ingredients together. Then finish off by mixing with your hands.
- ***You can make your meatballs whatever size you like but we like them fairly small. I made mine about 1/2 Tablespoon and my daughter still wanted them smaller.
- Roll meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. Place on the center rack of your preheated oven. Cook for about 15-20 minutes.
For the soup
- In a large stock pot saute chopped onion in a Tablespoon of olive oil for about 3-5 minutes over medium heat.
- Add chicken broth and turn burning to high. Once it begins to boil reduce heat to medium and add your pasta.
- Cook for about 8 minutes then add your cooked meatballs and spinach. Cook for about 1-2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and serve.
Looking for more soups to warm up with? Try some of these!