More Great Recipes: Beef | Main Dish | Misc. Soup/Stew | Pasta

Italian Wedding Soup


User Avatar
Member since 2007

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time

Ingredients

Shredded chicken:
1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Meatballs:
1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, grated
4 T. grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp. salt
2 T. bread crumbs
1 tsp. dried basil
1.5 tsp. dried parsley
2 egg whites

Soup:
2 T. butter
1 small onion, diced
1/2 c. sliced carrots (approximately 2 carrots)
1/2 c. sliced celery (approximately 2 stalks)
1 clove minced garlic
8 c. chicken broth
Salt & pepper to taste
3/4 c. acini di pepi or other small pasta (I used orzo because we had it in the house)
8 oz. fresh spinach


Meatballs: Combine all ingredients and shape into small (1/2") meatballs. I refrigerated mine for a few hours and it helped to set the shape so they didn't fall apart in the soup.


Shredded chicken: Place 1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breasts into a stockpot and cover well with water. Bring to a boil and boil until completely cooked. Shred chicken and set aside. Empty water from stockpot.


Soup: Melt butter in stockpot. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic, and cook until veggies are tender, but not too soft.


Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Turn heat down, cover and simmer for approximately 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Drop in meatballs and cook about 7 minutes. Add pasta and cook for an additional 6 minutes. Add spinach and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Add in shredded chicken. Cover again and allow to simmer for another 30 minutes or so. You can eat as soon as the chicken is re-heated, but allowing it to simmer for a little longer allows all the new flavors to meld together.


Pairs Well With


Notes

We enjoy eating the soup with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese sprinkled on top.

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

11264 Downloads
FREE
The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

51079 Downloads
FREE
Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

450 Downloads
FREE
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Oreo Balls
Oreo Balls
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart