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Italian Wedding Soup Recipes

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Serving Size: 8
Cuisine: Italian
Main Ingredient: Beef
Categories: Soup

-= Ingredients =-
1 pound ground beef ; pork, chicken, turkey (or combination)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 Cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Cup grated parmesan cheese ; (optional)
2 Tablespoon olive oil
6 Cups chicken broth
2 Cups water
1 1/2 Cups pastina ; or other small pasta (or large pasta broken up)
1 (10 oz) package of frozen ; chopped spinach, thawed and drained

-= Instructions =-
Combine meat, egg, bread crumbs, spices and cheese (optional) in medium sized bowl.  Mix well.  Shape into small meatballs ( use about 1 teaspoon of mixture per meatball ).

Heat olive oil in large skillet.  Saut meatballs over medium-high heat, turning often, until just done. (about 5 minutes) Do not overcook as the meatballs will get further cooking in soup.  Set aside.

Bring broth and water to boil in large saucepan or Dutch oven.  Reduce heat to low.

Add meatballs, pasta and spinach.  Cover and simmer until pasta is done. (about 10 minutes).

Makes about 8 servings.

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