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Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup


1/2 lb lean ground beef

1 egg, slightly beaten

2 tablespoons breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

5 3/4 cups chicken broth

2 cups chopped escarole or 2 cups chopped spinach

1/2 cup orzo pasta, uncooked

1/3 cup finely chopped carrot

grated parmesan cheese


1 In medium bowl combine, meat, egg,bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, basil& onion powder; shape into 3/4″ balls.

2 In large sauce pan, heat broth to boiling; stir in spinach, orzo, carrot& meatballs.

3 Return to boil;reduce heat to medium.

4 Cook at slow boil for 10 minutes or until orzo is tender.

5 Stir frequently to avoid sticking.

6 Serve with additional Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

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