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A spoonful of delightful Italian wedding soup
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Italian Wedding Soup with Orzo

Hearty and satisfying meatball and vegetable soup.
Course Soup
Cuisine Soup
Keyword Italian wedding soup, soup with meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 270kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 onion medium, chopped in chunks
  • 2 carrots chopped in chunks
  • 1 pound ground chicken or beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup orzo heaping
  • 2 cups baby spinach or more

Instructions

  • Heat a medium stock pot on medium heat
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat
  • Add onion and carrots, sauté for 10 minutes
  • Meanwhile put ground chicken in a mixing bowl and add the egg, garlic powder, onion powder, tarragon, basil, salt, parmesan cheese and bread crumbs
  • Mix together and start rolling the meat in medium size or smaller meatballs
  • With a wooden spatula push the veggies to the edges of the stock pot and add 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Place the meatballs in the pan and let them brown a little. Be careful stirring the meatballs around as you don't want to break them up
  • Brown the meatballs up to 10 minutes
  • Add chicken broth and bring it to a simmer
  • Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add orzo and cook for 8 minutes
  • Add the spinach and stir it around for 2 minutes
  • Ladle soup in bowls
  • Serve
  • Spoon some in your mouth
  • Smile
  • Enjoy

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 823mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4400IU | Vitamin C: 16.1mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2.3mg