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Italian Wedding Soup

 

This Italian Soup recipe is the base of what we’ve been making. It is a great start, but with some substitutions. Please enjoy and if you have another version or any substitutions, please post them in comments, I would love to see what everyone else is doing. I truly believe the key to this soup lies in the fresh spices within the meatballs. A version of this recipe is avaliable at Allrecipes.com.

 

Italian Wedding Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian flat leaf parsley (optional)
  • 2 green onions, sliced (optional)
  • 5 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups finely sliced escarole
    *** we substituted Spinach
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1/2 cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta), uncooked
  • grated Parmesan cheese for topping
  • *** also added 1/2 cup shredded carrots
Instructions:

    1. Mix together the meat, egg, bread crumbs, cheese, basil, parsley, and green onions; shape into 3/4 inch balls.
    2. Pan Fry Meatballs until brown around the outside.
    3. Pour broth into a large saucepan over high heat. Stir in escarole, lemon zest and orzo. Return to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cook at a slow boil for 10 minutes or until orzo is tender, stirring frequently. Serve sprinkled with cheese.

italian wedding soup

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Hi! I'm Kristy! I'm a graphic & web designer working from home in sunny Florida. Simply put, I LOVE ALL THINGS CREATIVE. 3Peppers is my place to share my creations with you... My three peppers are crafts, cooking and color, what are yours?

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