Diet Italian Wedding Soup

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Italian Wedding Soup

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For the meatballs:
  • 3/4 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 pound chicken sausage, casings removed
  • 2/3 cup fresh white bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for serving
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the soup:
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 cup minced yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots (3 carrots), cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup diced celery (2 stalks), cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 10 cups homemade chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup small pasta such as tubetini or stars
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh dill
  • 12 ounces baby spinach, washed and trimmed


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the meatballs, place the ground chicken, sausage, bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, Pecorino, Parmesan, milk, egg, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a bowl and combine gently with a fork. With a teaspoon, drop 1 to 1 1/4-inch meatballs onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. (You should have about 40 meatballs. They don't have to be perfectly round.) Bake for 30 minutes, until cooked through and lightly browned. Set aside.

In the meantime, for the soup, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat in a large heavy-bottomed soup pot. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and saute until softened, 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken stock and wine and bring to a boil. Add the pasta to the simmering broth and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until the pasta is tender. Add the fresh dill and then the meatballs to the soup and simmer for 1 minute. Taste for salt and pepper. Stir in the fresh spinach and cook for 1 minute, until the spinach is just wilted. Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle each serving with extra grated Parmesan.

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Italian Wedding Soup

Hearty Italian Wedding Soup (05:46)

Nutrition Info


  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 slice fresh white bread, crust trimmed, bread torn into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 8 ounces ground beef
  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound curly endive, coarsely chopped (1 pound of escarole would be a good substitution)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


To make the meatballs: Stir the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the cheese, beef and pork. Using 1 1/2 teaspoons for each, shape the meat mixture into 1-inch-diameter meatballs. Place on a baking sheet.

To make the soup: Bring the broth to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and curly endive and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through and the curly endive is tender, about 8 minutes. Whisk the eggs and cheese in a medium bowl to blend. Stir the soup in a circular motion. Gradually drizzle the egg mixture into the moving broth, stirring gently with a fork to form thin stands of egg, about 1 minute. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper.

Ladle the soup into bowls and serve. Finish soup with parmesan cheese if desired.

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December 6, 2016

Italian Wedding Soup and a Lagostina Giveaway

Nothing beats a comforting low carb soup on a cold dreary day. This classic Italian Wedding Soup is sure to hit the spot!

So it kinda sorta snowed in Portland yesterday. By which I mean it really wanted to snow but couldn’t quite muster up the energy. There weren’t really visible flakes in the air unless you looked really hard in exactly the right direction with your eyes half-crossed. It seemed like it was really just rain. It But when the raindrops hit my windshield, they hit heavily and left something of a melting snowflake impression. It wasn’t even sleet or freezing rain, it was just Pacific Northwest rain that wanted to be snow but didn’t quite know how. It did actually snow up in the hills near the zoo, but down here it was only kinda sorta snow that didn’t leave a trace on the ground.

It was cold though. The kind of wet cold that chills you to the bone. The kind of wet cold that chills you to the bone and makes you dream of warm comforting soup. Warm comforting soup like Italian Wedding Soup, with luscious meatballs and plenty of parmesan cheese. Only skip the pasta, please, and pop in some cauliflower rice. Now you’ve just amped up your nutrient quotient and managed to warm yourself up. The perfect meal for a day when it kinda sorta snows.

All that’s pretty great, but what if I told you that you could also win this gorgeous soup tureen from Lagostina? It’s a stunning double-walled stainless steel pot that can go from stove to table, it looks so nice. An elegant design with an ash knob so you can lift the lid with your bare hands, no matter how hot it is. The pot itself is also oven-safe, although the lid is not because of the wooden handle. It also comes with a stainless ladle and an ash polenta stick. Ostensibly, this pot is designed for two classic Italian dishes, minestrone and polenta. But it’s truly a multipurpose soup or stewpot. And it retails at Williams Sonoma for $199.

I will be honest and say I’d never heard of Lagostina until I was offered this pot to try. But I’ve poked around a bit and they have some absolutely gorgeous cookware. My experience with the line thus far is extremely favourable. My stove is very high-powered and I often have trouble when I try to sauté onions and other veggies, as they brown too quickly. But the double-walled design of this pot helped me soften them without browning, which is ideal for a soup like Italian Wedding.

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