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Italian Wedding Soup

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 10 people

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.

Ingredients

  • 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 Organic Chicken Broth or 33% Less Sodium 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Calories 202
Total Fat 9 g
Sat. Fat 3.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 1252 mg
Total Carb 11 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugar 1 g
Protein 16 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 11 %DV
Potassium 6 %DV
Calories 202
Total Fat 9 g
Sat. Fat 3.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 880 mg
Total Carb 11 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugar 1 g
Protein 16 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 5 %DV
Iron 9 %DV
Potassium 6 %DV
Calories 208
Total Fat 9 g
Sat. Fat 3.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 904 mg
Total Carb 11 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Protein 17 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 5 %DV
Iron 9 %DV
Potassium 6 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.