A Bowl of Comfort - Delicious Italian Wedding Soup

Ridley's Wreckage

I love the heartwarming and comforting flavors of Italian wedding soup. This beloved Italian classic is a symphony of tastes and textures, with each spoonful offering a burst of deliciousness. Italian wedding soup is full of irresistible, tender meatballs swimming in a flavorful, hearty broth. But it doesn't stop there; this soup also features the addition of pasta and fresh spinach. Whether you're planning a special occasion or simply craving a bowl of comfort, this Italian wedding soup is the perfect recipe to have in your repertoire. My family's favorite soup recipe is this one.

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Prep: 30 minutes; Cook: 45 minutes; Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes; Servings: 6


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  • 3/4 C. Italian-style breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 C. milk
  • 3/4 lb. ground beef
  • 3/4 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1 C. freshly grated parmesan cheese + more for serving
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Soup Base:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 sticks celery, chopped
  • 5 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 C. chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 C. uncooked acini de pepe pasta or orzo
  • 1 (8-ounce) package of fresh baby spinach


  1. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper and set them to the side.
  2. In a large bowl, pour in your milk and add your breadcrumbs. Combine the two together. Once combined, add in the rest of your meatball ingredients. You can use your hands or a spoon to combine your meatballs. Don't overmix; it will make your meatballs tough! Using a small or medium cookie scoop, make your meatballs (you could also use a rounded tablespoon). Transfer your meatballs to your prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Next, get your soup prepared. In a large soup pot, add your olive oil. Put your heat on medium-high (you want your pan hot) and sear your meatballs. You will have to sear your meatballs in probably three batches. If your pan is not hot, then your meatballs will stick. Get the meatballs nicely browned on all sides (don't worry, they will continue to finish cooking in soup). Once your meatballs have been seared, place them to the side in a large bowl.
  4. Once your meatballs are done, add your onions, celery, and carrots and sauté till tender (approximately 8–10 minutes).
  5. Add your minced garlic and cook until fragrant, around 1 minute.
  6. Pour in your broth and Italian seasonings. Stir to combine. Once combined, add your meatballs and bring your soup to a boil.
  7. When your soup comes to a boil, toss in your pasta and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  8. Lastly, add in your fresh spinach, stir to wilt, and season with salt and pepper. Add some freshly grated Parmesan cheese over the top and serve!

Enjoy, friends! ❤️

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Refrences Adapted by:

N. (2023, October 2). Italian Wedding Soup. Salt & Lavender. https://www.saltandlavender.com/italian-wedding-soup/In-Text Citation: (2023)

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