Chicken Soup With Mini-Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A kid-friendly and easy version of Italian wedding soup. From March 2007 Family Fun magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, mix the ground turkey, water, egg, 1/3 cup onion, bread crumbs, cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Shape the mixture into small 1-inch meatballs.
  3. In a large pot, combine the broth, carrots, celery, 1/2 large onion and bring them to a simmer. Add the orzo and let it cook for 5 minutes (pastina takes 2 minutes), stirring frequently.
  4. Add the meatballs and simmer them in broth for 15-20 minutes. Then stir in the spinach and simmer it until it's wilted, about 1 minute.
  5. (I also have added fresh parsley to the soup when I have it! - about 1/4 cup chopped).
Most Helpful

5 5

I love this soup and could eat it all day long. Even my picky hubby who frowns at spinach eats it without complaint. We freeze a lot of leftovers for easy meals and this is one of my favorites. Thanks for a great meal.

5 5

Excellent!!!! Sauteed the carrots with a little bit of diced onion, fennel and garlic before adding the broth. Wonderful flavor...very comforting! Will be making this again...Thanks!

5 5

Delicious and totally easy. This froze well, too.