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I made this recipe yesterday for a client and it turned out yummy! So good that I am making it for my husband and myself tonight! I did make a few changes - I kind of combined two recipes where I made my own stock at the beginning by simmering chicken stock with carrots, herbs, celery and onions. And, I added fresh chopped sage and lemon juice to the meatballs and sauteed them in a dry frying pan just until they were browned to give them a more pleasing color. Then I added them to the broth with the spinach (used frozen chopped) and orzo (I just love orzo). I also added crushed tomatoes, fresh minced garlic, lemon juice and parmesan cheese at the very end and simmered for another 5 minutes or so. Made garlic parmesan toast to go along with it. I love the recipe - and am so glad I found it!
Very good. I have also made this with italian sausage and the longer you let it simmer the better the flavor. Wonderful taste.
I must give this recipe 5 stars! It is delicious! I did brown the meat balls before adding to the soup and added extra onion powder.
I used the tips from Christina1 when I made this wonderful soup! Except I didnt use orzo (because I couldnt find it at the market), I used capelli d' angelo instead, a few cloves minced fresh garlic and some chives... it turned out fantastic! I also browned the meatballs, but used a full pound of ground beef instead. This is a nice example of a recipe you can play with!
This soup is incredibly easy and delicious! My husband asked me to make some of this soup, and he had three bowls! I couldn't get him to stop! In fact, I have 1/2 lb. of hamburg left over, and he's asked me to make it again tonight! I'll most definitely be making this regularly for my family! By the way, I used frozen chopped spinach, and added a couple cloves minced garlic, and some black pepper. Delicious!
My honey asked me to make this. He ate two bowls! I added garlic and parmesan cheese to the meat balls and browned them first. Served with a crusty frech bread for a great dinner.
I made this for dinner last night, while my husband was at a special dinner with friends. He sampled some later that evening, then had me make a new batch today! He and my daughter really love this soup. I used spinach. Love the colors of spinach and carrots in this! Very tasty!
I made this soup for my DH and DD per their request for Italian Wedding soup just like they used to get at a deli near work. I used escarole and also browned the meatballs before putting them in the broth. Both enjoyed the soup and said it was better than the deli version.
I made this for my wife and I last night. We both found this soup wounderful. Was a big change from the style of cooking I normaly do. I am normaly cooking up the spicy stuff, but this was nice for a change.
I love Italian Wedding Soup and this is the first time I have tried making it myself, but it won't be the last! This was great! I used spinach in mine and it turned out just delicious, even better than East Side Mario's!! Thanks so much for the recipe.