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

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.

Miz Lily December 26, 2008

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!

Vino p.o. prn January 05, 2008

Delicious and totally easy. This froze well, too.

Qmeg July 31, 2007

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