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Weeknight Italian Wedding Soup

By: Bev from BevCooks.com
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Keep warm and cozy with your great soup recipes. Try Weeknight Italian Wedding Soup for a wonderful quick and easy dinner that will warm the mind, body and soul. Soups always hit the spot.

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You can find out more about the author of this recipe at www.bevcooks.com.

Serves4

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 12 ounces Al Fresco tomato and basil chicken meatballs
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch crushed red or green pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 10 ounces baby spinach
  • coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet and brown the chicken meatballs on all sides, until heated through, 5 minutes total. Remove from heat.
     
  2. In a deep pot, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high. Add the onions, garlic, carrots and celery. Add the crushed pepper along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute until the veggies start to soften, 6 minutes.
     
  3. Add the wine and stock. Bring to a light boil.
     
  4. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 6 minutes.
     
  5. Add the chicken meatballs and spinach. Simmer for about 5 more minutes. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
     
  6. Ladle into bowls and serve with crusty bread. I dumped a lot of freshly grated parmesan cheese on mine and it turned my life upside down.

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this is DEFINITLY not italian soup...heaven only knows where this recipe came from

@carolemelaragno 6695879, This is simply one blogger's intrepetation of Italian. There are plenty of other recipes for Italian Wedding Soup if this one does not appeal to you. I hope you find one that you like! --editors of RecipeLion

Does the soup have meatballs (if so, where is receipe) or chicken sausages? Not clear.

I think they messed up...should be the meatballs like it states in the ingredients. I have bought those meatballs before and they are good. This soup always has little meatballs...you could always make your own. Hope this helps and enjoy!

@dorgon 0593229 , We've updated the recipe to be a little more clear regarding the chicken meatballs. I hope this helps! --editors of RecipeLion

It says to add the chicken sausage..Where does that come in?

@hollyriz 0538216 - The recipe originally stated chicken sausage, however we have corrected it to be chicken meatballs. They are added to the recipe in step 5 above. Hope this helps! -The editors of RecipeLion

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