Ina Garden's Italian Wedding Soup

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

A recipe from Ina Garden that I took on the blog of Recipe Girl.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare meatballs: Place ground meats, bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, Parmesan, milk, egg, 1 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoons pepper in a bowl and combine gently with a fork. With a teaspoon, drop 1-inch meatballs onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper (you’ll make somewhere around 40 meatballs). Bake for 30 minutes, until cooked through and lightly browned. Set aside.
  3. Prepare soup: Heat olive oil over medium-low heat in a large stock pot. Add onion, carrots, and celery and saute until softened, 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken broth and wine and bring to a boil. Add pasta to the simmering broth and cook an additional 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 spinach and cook for 1 minute, until spinach is just wilted. Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle each serving with extra grated Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

OK used beef and pork for meatballs. Used 6 cups chicken stock and 4 cups beef stock. Couldn't find orzo so I used tiny shells. Ran out of pepper but fantastic recipe !!! I have never had this soup before and it aws awesome since it's cold and rainy outside.

Nancy N. October 28, 2015

Delicious soup! I unfortunately discovered I had no carrots, so to add color I used red bell pepper....these were pretty, but I think the soup would have tasted better with the original carrots! I ended up with a bit more meatballs than called for, but used the specified amounts of meat. Delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

breezermom November 14, 2011

Made this for our lunch the other day and it was DELICIOUS! I cut the recipe in half and followed the instructions adding some diced zucchini like another reviewer because I needed to use it up. Definately a keeper. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

mama smurf April 23, 2011