Recipe: Perfect Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup. After reading everyone elses reviews this is what I did to make the best Italian wedding soup I've EVER tasted. I used to be intimidated to make Italian Wedding Soup. I have no Italian lineage and my mom never made it growing up, so for whatever reason it seemed easy to mess up.

Wedding soup consists of green vegetables (usually endive and escarole or cabbage, lettuce, kale, and/or spinach) and meat. The whole family loves this Italian wedding soup with tender meatballs, veggies and pasta in a rich, flavorful broth. Calling this "Italian wedding soup" is somewhat of a misnomer since the dish is unrelated to weddings. You can cook Italian Wedding Soup using 11 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Italian Wedding Soup

  1. Prepare 1 of small sliced onion.
  2. Prepare 2 stalks of celery, cut into 1/4 in pieces.
  3. You need 2 (32 oz) of cartons Chicken Broth, Kitchen Basic is a good brand.
  4. Prepare 16 oz of frozen cheese tortellini.
  5. It’s 12 oz of bag of spinach rinsed.
  6. Prepare 2 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil.
  7. It’s 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese.
  8. You need pinch of Bell's Poultry Seasoning.
  9. You need 1 teaspoon of salt.
  10. Prepare 1 teaspoon of pepper.
  11. Prepare 1/2 bag of small party sized meatballs – *Trader Joes Party Size Meatballs" or make your own bite-sized meatballs.

The name is said to come from the words "minestra maritata," which mean "married soup." This Italian wedding soup recipe is simple to make and the absolute BEST thing to eat! My whole family loves it, and yours will, too. Italian wedding soup really is such an easy soup to make. The part that takes the most time is making the meatballs.

Italian Wedding Soup step by step

  1. Over medium heat, add olive oil, onion and celery and saute 5 to 6 minutes until softened..
  2. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add tortellini and cook for 6 mins..
  3. Stir in parmesan cheese, Bell's seasoning, salt, pepper and meatballs. Stir in spinach and stir for 1 minute..
  4. Ladle soup in bowls and top with parmesan cheese..

You can use any combination of ground meat you like. In every season, soup can be just right. In the colder months, it's heartier type soups whereas in the warmer months it's the light, brothy type of soups. Italian Wedding Soup from Barefoot Contessa. In the meantime, for the soup, heat the olive oil over medium- low heat in a large, heavy-bottomed soup pot.

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