Ina Garden's Italian Wedding Soup

Ina Garden's Italian Wedding Soup created by breezermom

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

Ready In:
1hr 15mins



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  1. BayAreaRob
    Excellent recipe. I used more chicken than beef stock. The addition of white wine really does add another level of flavor. Unless you are planning on consuming the recipe at one sitting, I recommend NOT adding the pasta as it will get ruined when you reheat. Orzo may be a better suggestion or cooking the pasta on the side and adding to the bowls at the end.
  2. Nancy N.
    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.
  3. breezermom
    Ina Garden's Italian Wedding Soup Created by breezermom
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    Ina Garden's Italian Wedding Soup Created by breezermom
  5. breezermom
    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!!

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