30-Minute Italian Wedding Soup Recipe With Turkey Meatballs by Gwen Johnson
Not sure what this soup has to do with weddings, but turkey meatballs, broth and tiny pasta are a marriage made in soup heaven. And for my family, soup season is year-round, not just in colder months.
Serve this easy Italian wedding soup recipe with crusty bread or garlic bread. Take the leftovers for lunch the next day.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 1 pound ground turkey (you could substitute ground chicken)
- 1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
- 1 egg
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 12 cups chicken broth
- 3/4 cup acini di pepe or orzo
- 1 bag (5 ounces) baby spinach
- 1 lemon
- olive oil (optional)
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Here’s how to make it:
- Combine the turkey, breadcrumbs, parsley, egg, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Season generously with salt and pepper. Mix well. Roll into small meatballs and place on a baking sheet. Cook in a preheated 400-degree F oven until lightly browned and cooked through, about 10-15 minutes. Set aside.
- Pour the chicken broth into a soup pot. Bring to a boil. Add the orzo or acini di pepe and cook until al dente.
- Reduce heat and add the meatballs. Simmer about 5 minutes. Stir in the zest from the lemon and spinach. Cook until spinach wilts. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.
- To serve, pour into soup bowls and drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with grated Parmesan.
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