BEST Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

For the Meatballs – 1 pound ground turkey – ½ cup bread crumbs – 2 teaspoons garlic minced – 4 tablespoons flat leaf parsley chopped – ¾ cup freshly grated Parmegiano-Reggiano – 4 tablespoons whole milk use unsweetened almond milk if you’re dairy free – 1 egg lightly beaten – Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper For the Broth – 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil – 1 cup finely chopped yellow or sweet onion – 1 cup finely chopped carrots – 1 cup finely chopped celery – 8 cups chicken broth – 2 cups water – 1 large bay leaf or two smaller – 1 cup small pasta – 4 cups chopped escarole 1 head – 3 cups fresh spinach chopped (in place of escarole)


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Cook time: 1 hr

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prep Time

 10 min


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Looking for the BEST Italian Wedding Soup? Traditional Italian Wedding Soup is a rich and flavorful broth made with meatballs, escarole, carrots, and acini di pepe pasta is what you need any night of the week. Make it stove top, slow cooker or Instant Pot. It’s the perfect quick and easy dinner idea.

What is Italian Wedding Soup? Italian Wedding Soup is also known as minestra maritata (“married soup”), meaning the “marriage” of meat with greens and vegetables.

What are the origins of Italian Wedding Soup? Don’t be fooled by the name! This is not a traditional Italian wedding soup. The name is actually a reference to the flavors that when they’re simmered blend so magically together.


Some tips from Nonna for The Best Italian Wedding Soup – Make ahead-Nonna’s top tip is to make this ahead of time. Even two days ahead of time (do not cook the pasta in the soup if making ahead of time). The flavors will all come together even more and taste better if you slowly simmer it to heat it up when ready to eat it.


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