Crock Pot Italian Wedding Soup

READY IN: 8hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Meatballs: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Form into very small balls (I get approximately 90 meatballs from 1 pound ground beef. I bake mine on a nonstick cookie sheet and turn them half-way through the cooking time).
  • Bake about 10-15 minutes, until the meatballs have browned but are still soft (watch closely).
  • Remove from oven and drain on paper towel, if necessary.
  • Soup: Place all of the ingredients, except the pasta and escarole or spinach, into the crock pot with meatballs.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours (Add pasta and escarole or spinach during the last hour of cooking and salt to taste, if necessary).
  • Remove bay leaves.
  • Top each serving with grated parmesan or romano cheese.
  • Note: The meatballs must be prepared before being put into the crock pot (make them the night before and put them in the refrigerator, or even keep a batch in the freezer. I basically prepare as much as I can in advance so all I have to do is just put it all in the crock pot in the morning).
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