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Italian Wedding Soup

It’s no surprise that Italian Wedding Soup is one of my favorites, I have a weak spots when it comes to meatballs! Full of vegetables, pasta, and little meatballs, it’s perfect comfort food on a chilly night.Italian Wedding Soup | An easy, lighter meal for a chilly weeknight!

Italian Wedding Soup

The weather has turned, the boots, gloves and jackets are strewn throughout the house, and soup has become a regular offering on our dinner menu. Just in January, we’ve sampled Italian Wedding Soup, Lobster Bisque, Tortilla Soup and Lentil Soup.

Some were winners, and others fell short.  The hubby would not touch the lentil soup. This time I had to agree. Way too lemony. Blech. First up, this Italian Wedding Soup. It’s simple and impossible to mess up.

Italian Wedding Soup | An easy, lighter meal for a chilly weeknight!

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Easy Comfort Food

If you can chop, you can make this soup! Onions, carrots, and celery are chopped and sauteed in olive oil before chicken stock and dried spices are added to the mix.

I mix up some simple homemade meatballs, cook, then drop into the soup to simmer for a while. Pasta and spinach are the final additions. Feel free to use your favorite store bought meatballs to make this Italian wedding soup even easier to throw together!

Italian Wedding Soup | An easy, lighter meal for a chilly weeknight!

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Italian Wedding Soup | That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Italian Wedding Soup

An easy dinner recipe that’s perfect on a chilly fall or winter night!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, 2 tablespoons minced, the rest chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup small pasta, I used orzo
  • 1 bag baby spinach
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste (if your stock is salty, you may not need any additional salt)


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 egg


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil oil in large stockpot. Saute the minced onion till soft and translucent. Remove to medium bowl. Add the rest of the oil, then the chopped onion, celery and carrots to pan and cook till tender. Add stock and seasonings and let simmer.
  2. Make meatballs by combining cooked minced onion, ground beef, salt, bread crumbs and egg. When well combined, make meatballs (1/2-1 inch in diameter). At this point you may saute them or drop raw into simmering soup. Simmer till meat is cooked through. Add pasta and cook till done. Right before serving, stir in spinach till wilted.



  • Calories: 460kcal
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 1235mg
  • Fat: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Cholesterol: 93mg

Italian Wedding Soup | Easy and perfect for a chilly autumn or winter meal!

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72 comments on “Italian Wedding Soup”

  1. I’m surprise that the Tortillas soup being so humble and simple is actually your best choice. Honestly, out of three soup, I would prefer the Tortillas soup too 😀

  2. Thank you for sharing all these amazing, appetising soup recipes. I have never heard of Italian wedding soup before.

  3. Looks good, I know my favorite would be the tortilla soup too! I just love soup and could eat it all the time my family on the other hand no so much. thanks for the recipes 🙂

  4. GREAT soup round-up! LOVE Italian wedding soup – and yours look absolutely stunning…as do all the other soups! Stay Warm!

  5. wow, three great recipes on one blog post! I never made lobster bisque, actually I don’t know if I ever had lobster bisque, I think I need to make it!

  6. perfect picture

  7. What great soup recipes. I love soup season!

  8. I would love some of that lobster bisque. So decadent!

  9. Ooohh these all sound so delicious! There hasn’t been quite enough soup in my house yet. I definitely need to try these out. Yum!

  10. Thanks for sharing your delicious soups, Lizzy! Love the Italian wedding soup, and I always love the little meat balls in them.
    The recipes are great for each and every one you shared. Also want to make the tortilla soup, next!

  11. Soup is something I don’t nearly make enough of. I love your ambitious and I think the first I’d try would be the Italian Wedding Soup.

  12. Oh it’s that cold over there? Everyday is sunny at 60F. We have no snow in the mountain this year yet. It looks like it’s going to rain next week, and hopefully I was hoping to post some winter recipes. LOL. Forgot other areas are having cold weather~~!

  13. Congratulations on Top 9!

  14. Wow these all sound so good. I love soup for dinner.

  15. Congrats on the top 9, this looks amazing!

  16. Every soup sounds better then the best! OK lobster would be my first pick. Really great recipes! Bookmarked.

  17. I am going to try each one of these. We love soup and I enjoy making it during the winter months, but have run out of ideas. Thank you for these!

  18. I would love to come home to any of these soups, Lizzy! Congrats on Top 9!

  19. Congrats on the top 9 today!

  20. So many delicious soups! It would be hard to choose…might just have to try them all! 🙂

  21. Some lovely adventurous soups there
    I’ve heard of Italian wedding soup, such a lovely fanciful name.

  22. What better way than to warm up than having a comforting bowl of wedding soup… beautiful photo too!

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