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Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

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Homemade mini meatballs, orzo pasta and escarole simmer in a deliciously seasoned broth to make this quick cooking Italian wedding soup that's ready in 35 minutes.

serves 10 people

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $12.08

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  • 1

    pound lean ground beef

  • 1

    egg  or 2 egg whites

  • 1/2

    cup fresh bread crumbs

  • 3

    tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2

    tablespoons grated onion

  • 12

    cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Swanson® Certified Organic Chicken Broth or Swanson® Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth

  • 1

    teaspoon onion powder

  • 1

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1

    teaspoon celery salt

  • 4

    ounces (about 1/2 cup) orzo pasta, cooked and drained

  • 2

    cups thinly sliced escarole

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How to Make It

Thoroughly mix the beef, egg, bread crumbs, cheese and onion in a large bowl. Season the beef mixture as desired.  Shape firmly into 1/2-inch meatballs. Heat the broth, onion powder, garlic powder and celery salt in a 6-quart saucepot over medium-high heat to a boil. Add the meatballs. Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 10 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through. Stir in the orzo and escarole and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling.   Season to taste.  Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese.
Step 1

Thoroughly mix the beef, egg, bread crumbs, cheese and onion in a large bowl. Season the beef mixture as desired.  Shape firmly into 1/2-inch meatballs.

Step 2

Heat the broth, onion powder, garlic powder and celery salt in a 6-quart saucepot over medium-high heat to a boil. Add the meatballs. Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 10 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Step 3

Stir in the orzo and escarole and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling.   Season to taste.  Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Tips

  • Recipe Twist: Grating the Parmesan cheese fresh just before use will maximize the flavor in this recipe.  Leave the cheese and grater on the table so your guests can add more if they wish.

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 Swanson® Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth

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Ratings & Reviews

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  • jacksmom

    March 1, 2014

    This soup tastes awesome!

    I used Italian sausage instead of ground beef and it was great. Also used fresh spinach instead of escarole. My kids even loved this recipe. I'll be making this again.

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  • Don50

    April 25, 2013

    Great Crowd Pleaser

    Whenever I invite my friends over for dinner they always ask if I am making my famous "Italian Wedding Soup". I take the credit but, it is this recipe that is the real star. Easy to make and great flavor.

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  • ChefaRue

    January 13, 2013

    What is escarole

    i love this soup but never knew how to make it until now. But I don't, have nor do I know what is escarole.

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  • haasd

    January 23, 2012

    Italian Wedding Soup

    The descrription says "...soup that uses beans..." but beans are not listed in the ingredients. Any suggestions?

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  • jw752

    September 8, 2007

    Italian Wedding Soup

    This was very easy to put together and was very tasty.

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