Here is my version of Italian Wedding Soup.
So yeah. There’s going to be a wedding this year. My sister’s!!! I’m honored to stand beside her as the matron of honor, and I’m thrilled that Charlie gets to be a ring bearer!
And there’s going to be an Italian at the wedding. My sister’s fiance is Italian. Dark headed, dark eyed with a last name that’s got a “rolling R.”
And while I’m not sure it’s going to be a full fledged Italian affair with breaking glass and la borsa, it is a wedding and there is an Italian!
So I made this soup in honor of them…the happy couple!
Go ahead. Grab a spoon.
Reach on through the screen. Just a little taste!
- 1 lb. ground chicken
- 2 slices bread (made into bread crumbs, about 1 cup)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups homemade chicken stock
- 3-4 cups water (depending on how soupy you like it)
- 15 oz can diced tomatoes
- 10 oz box frozen spinach
- 1 cup pasta I used broken rotini
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, bread crumbs, eggs and Italian seasoning into 3/4 inch diameter meatballs.
- In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, add the olive oil and brown the meatballs on all sides. Add the 2 cups of homemade chicken stock and 3 cups of water. Feel free to add water as needed.
- Stir in the diced tomatoes, and frozen spinach. Bring to a rolling boil. If you plan to let it simmer, reduce heat to low.
- Add the pasta noodles about 12-14 minutes before you'd like to serve the soup. Do not let them overcook, or you'll end up with Mushy Italian Wedding Soup!
- Serve as is, or with a slice of bread or side salad.