How to Make Italian Wedding Soup at Home

How to Make Italian Wedding Soup at Home

About Italian Wedding Soup:

Italian wedding soup is an Italian soup consisting of green vegetables, meatballs, acini di pepe, spices, and herbs.  Italian wedding soup is very popular in the United States.  Italian wedding soup is very staple in many Italian restaurants.  This is a very healthy and delicious soup.


For the Meatballs:

  • 500 grams of ground beef.
  • 500 grams of ground pork.
  • 1 large onion finely chopped.
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced.
  • Some finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese.
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs.
  • 2 eggs.
  • Sea salt to taste.
  • Black pepper powder to taste.
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

For the Soup:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped.
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced.
  • 2 stalks of celery diced.
  • 2 medium sized carrots diced.
  • 5-6 cups of chicken stocks.
  • Some escarole/spinach leaves.
  • 200 grams of cooked acini di pepe or you can use any pasta variety of your choice.
  • Sea salt to taste.
  • Black pepper powder to taste.

Note:  You may increase or decrease the quantity of ingredients depending on your taste and for how many people you are making for.

Method of Making Meatballs:

  1.  Take a large mixing bowl and add in all the ingredients mentioned above in the meatball ingredients section except the olive oil and combine all the ingredients well.
  2.  Pinch small portion of meat mixture and form small sized meatballs and set them aside in a plate.
  3.  Take a non-stick pan and heat on a medium to high heat.
  4.  When pan is hot, add 1 tablespoons of olive oil and heat on a medium heat.
  5.  When oil is hot, add the meatballs one by one and cook until golden brown in colour turning occasionally.  It may take around 8-10 minutes or more depending on the size of the meat balls.  Do not overcrowd the pan.
  6.  When meatballs are well cooked, transfer them into tissue papers to remove excess oil.
  7.  Repeat the same with the remaining meatballs and set aside.
  8.  To bake the meatballs in the oven, preheat the oven at 350-400 degrees.
  9.  Place the meatballs in a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  10.  Place the meatball try inside the oven and bake at 350-400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown in colour.  It may take longer or lesser time depending on the size of your meatballs, so bake accordingly.
  11.  Take a large pot and heat on a medium to high heat.
  12.  When pot is hot, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  13.  When oil is hot, add chopped onions, minced garlic, diced carrot and celery and saute them on a low heat for 10 minutes by stirring occasionally.
  14.  Add chicken stocks, seat salt to taste and black pepper powder to taste and mix well.
  15.  Simmer the soup on a low to medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and well cooked.
  16.  Turn off the flame and keep the soup aside.

Serving of the Italian Wedding Soup:

  1.  Take a serving soup bowl, place some of the stocks and vegetables into the bowl.
  2.  Add some of the cooked acini di pepe along with a small handful of escarole/spinach.
  3.  Add 3-4 meatballs and grate some parmesan cheese on top and serve hot.
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