Easy Italian Wedding Soup #SundaySupper

by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 44 comments

in Holidays, Soup Salad Sandwich, Sunday Supper

Easy Italian Wedding SoupOur family has loved Italian Wedding Soup for what seems like, forever.  It is just one of those soups that represents fall, family, special occasions but also fun meals around the family table.  When I first started making it, I would make it for holidays and special occasions.   After all it is Italian Wedding Soup.  The name in itself feels fancy schmancy right?

Since we enjoyed it so much and it seemed like a great way to get my kids to eat spinach, I decided I needed an easy version of Italian Wedding Soup.  My original version included making my own chicken stock, fresh spinach and was a process that I only wanted to tackle a couple of times of year.

I quickly realized that this soup was worthy of being featured Around the Family Table for Sunday Supper more often than just on special occasions.  This is why I came up with this easy version of Italian Wedding Soup.  It is perfect for the first sign of chill, it is truly a soul warming recipe that can be used as a first course or a meal in itself.

I have started preparing for the meatballs ahead of time.  Every time I make meatballs, I add an extra pound of meat and roll the extra into tiny meatballs.  I freeze the meatballs and when I am ready to make my Easy Italian Wedding Soup, I am good to go.

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Easy Italian Wedding Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Sunday Supper
This Easy Italian Wedding Soup is perfect as a first course or for a main Sunday Supper course. ~Use your own recipe for meatballs or use Family Foodie Meatballs Recipe. Prepare only half of the recipe and roll into tiny Meatballs.
Ingredients
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 10 oz package of Chopped Frozen Spinach thawed
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 32 oz packages of Chicken Broth
  • 8 oz Orzo Pasta
Instructions
  1. Drain Spinach and squeeze dry.
  2. Mix Spinach, Eggs and Parmesan Cheese in a bowl.
  3. Bring Chicken Broth to a boil in a large pot.
  4. Spoon the Spinach mixture into the boiling broth by the spoonful.
  5. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Add Meatballs and Orzo pasta and simmer on low for a minimum of 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

 

This week’s event is hosted by Susan from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen.  I love her blog and her Sunday Supper contributions are always amazing and recipes that I can’t wait to try! We have over 50 contributors joining us this week, bringing you their best warm you up dishes.  Everything from stews, soups, main entrees and even some hot drinks and desserts. Just look at the list below that is coming to the #SundaySupper table this week!

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Join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper.  In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat. All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat. We’d also love to feature your Sunday Supper Soul Warming Recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen November 4, 2012 at 6:58 am

This really is an easy soup and perfect for cold weather! I´ve never made it before and it sounds so interesting. Have a great sunday Isabel!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 4, 2012 at 8:59 am

Your soup looks amazing and I love how simple it is!! I haven’t had Italian Wedding Soup since I was a kid. My best friends grandmother was full blow Italian and she didn’t speak English and boy oh boy was she the best cook ever, and I remember she made this soup for me. I love it!! Ahhh, now I have to make it!

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal November 4, 2012 at 9:05 am

I’m not sure if I have ever made Italian Wedding Soup before, but I love this recipe because I always have the ingredients on hand. I will have to remember this on days I forget about dinner!

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FamilyFoodie November 4, 2012 at 9:06 am

Paula.. this soup really is so comforting and truly a family favorite!

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Renee November 4, 2012 at 9:12 am

I have always loved Italian Wedding Soup. I think it is the combo of meatballs and spinach. I do want to make your meatballs so I can make this soup.

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Faye Leong November 4, 2012 at 9:21 am

I never heard of this before and it’s look marvelous, especially the meatballs. Bookmark! Thanks for sharing with us, Isabel.

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Tammi @ Momma's Meals November 4, 2012 at 9:22 am

I heart Italian Wedding Soup, I can’t believe I’ve never attempted to make my own, you make it look so simple! Thanks for the recipe to try.

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Heather @girlichef November 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

Mmmm…I love Italian Wedding Soup. And I really adore this quick and tasty version. I think it’s a fabulous idea to keep meatballs in the freezer so that you can whip this up anytime! And your china is SO beautiful!

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Patti November 4, 2012 at 10:26 am

This was my first choice Isabel! One of my favorites. Glad I could join in this week!

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Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen November 4, 2012 at 10:58 am

This is hands down one of my favorite soups!! I have GOT to make this soon!!!!

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Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) November 4, 2012 at 11:15 am

Soups are a fail-safe way for my kids to eat their veggies. This is one of their favorite soups and I love that you have simplified the recipe! Making this soon!

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Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) November 4, 2012 at 11:27 am

I love italian wedding soup, but I have never made soup from scratch. Crazy I know. With all of these amazing dishes this week that will def be changing!

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Bea November 4, 2012 at 11:52 am

I love, love, love this recipe. It looks, and sounds so amazing. Easy and delicious! I like your idea of making extra meatballs to keep in the freezer. Thank you so much!

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veronica gantley November 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Great tip to freeze the meatballs. Short cuts are wonderful when you are trying to cook something in a short amount of time. Italian wedding soup is a favorite in my house also.

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Jen @JuanitasCocina November 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I’m suddenly craving tiny meatballs! ;) This looks fabulous!

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Tara November 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I love Italian Wedding Soup and I have never seen one so easy, I will have to give it a try. Yummy!!

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Lyn @LovelyPantry November 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I’ve never had italian wedding soup before and now i’m wondering how come i haven’t!! This looks so very easy! Wow! Thanks for sharing, Isabel! :-)

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I loooove wedding soup! My grandma’s is meatball-less (she doesn’t like there being 2 different kinds of meat in one soup lol) but gimme any kind of wedding soup and I’m happy! :)

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Soni November 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Wow, never tried this soup before and I can only imagine how delicious it must taste!!Love the veggie meatballs too :)

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Jennie @themessybakerblog November 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm

You know, I have never had Italian wedding soup. This has to change. Your soup looks wonderful and so easy to make. Pinned. Happy #SundaySupper, Isabel!

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Susan November 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Fabulous soup Isabel! Thank you so much for the opportunity to host this week.

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chatteringkitchen November 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm

This is definitely on my list for things to cook next. Looks so delicious. Thanks for creating #SundaySupper to help all of us get inspiration from each other

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 4, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Wow, this really does look like an easy dish! Can’t wait to whip this up during a weeknight!

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Liz November 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Italian wedding soup is a family favorite here, too! I’ve never added eggs to mine, but that sounds SO fantastic. I will definitely try your recipe next. Plus I love your tip about making extra meatballs to freeze…brilliant!!!

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The Wimpy Vegetarian November 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm

This looks so simple, and so flavorful! And your photo is lovely – your soup bowl is gorgeous!

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Megan @IRun4Wine November 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Isabel – this is a great recipe! I eat soup for lunch all the time and always want something quick, delicious, healthy and easy. This is all of the above!

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Chris Baccus November 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm

You know it’s not 5-ingredients week again, right? You were not kidding about simple. This so easy and delicious.

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Martin D. Redmond November 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Isabel…I love spinach and this recipe looks great. Love how you’ve simplified it!

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked November 4, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Isabel, what a gorgeous, perfect soup! I love that you use spinach (one of my favourite veggies to eat). Pass me a bowlful (or three) of this!

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Soni November 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Love the flavors in this soup and these spinach meatballs look so delicious!!Will be trying this one soon :)

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Stephanie Zielinski November 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I have been to A LOT of Italian weddings in my life, and this is one my favorites parts! I am looking forward to trying your recipe :)

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Sarah November 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Any recipe that simplifies a complex recipe is an A in my book. I love spinach in soups and Itlian wedding soup sounds mighty fine to me.

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Susan 30A EATS November 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm

So comforting a delicious! Look forward to joining the group next Sunday at the table!

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Laura Hunter November 6, 2012 at 3:07 am

I have never had Italian wedding soup but it looks delicious. And I love that you created a simple way to make it

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Conni Smith November 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Your soup looks fantastic, and the dishes are just beautiful!

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Cindys Recipes and Writings November 8, 2012 at 5:33 am

I love Italian Wedding soup! I like to switch up the greens, especially collards! Now you have me hungry for it, Isabel! I know what I’m making for dinner :)

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts November 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I am not sure I have ever had this soup before. I am a huge fan of meatballs though, so those enough will get me to try it :)

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Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) November 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

This is one of those soups I’ve never made, but always wanted to make…looks wonderful.

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Anne @ Webicurean November 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Finally getting caught up here :)

This is one of those soups that I love yet for some reason have never made. I can’t wait to try it now!

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Aurica February 14, 2014 at 6:46 am

a very wonderful soup plate, a recipe that gives you the energy and warm aroma of the taste to keep you away from the cold weather that is outside, i like the way it look’s :)

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Patti March 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Wonderful soup! However, i found simmering for 3 hours is way too long. The noodles become mush! This time around I hunted down the acini di pepe pasta as I used Ditali last time which was ok but not ideal. I will add the pasta near the very end this time around. I also think i will add the spinach (i used fresh not frozen) separately from the eggs and parm cheese.
This recipe is quick and easy and makes a wonderful tasty meal! Thanks for sharing!

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FamilyFoodie March 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Thanks for the feedback Patti! Did you cook the pasta first? I am wondering if that is why they turned mushy?

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Patti March 15, 2014 at 5:09 pm

No I put it in dry. It was actually not bad for eating right away though a bit more soft than I’d like the pasta but for left overs they were really mushy! But I also added too many I think so that may have also contributed to that. But don’t get me wrong, it was wonderful soup and I’m making it for Sunday dinner for 17 people for my daughters birthday tomorrow! It was what she requested! :). Just got done making 220 meatballs!!

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