Italian Wedding Soup


Immerse yourself in the rustic charm of Italy with our Rustic Italian Charm: Italian Wedding Soup. This soup is a heartwarming blend of small, tender meatballs, tiny pasta like acini de pepe or orzo, and green vegetables such as spinach or escarole. With a clear and savory broth seasoned with herbs and Parmesan cheese, this soup is a celebration of authentic Italian flavors and comfort.

Italian Wedding Soup

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes


  • Serves: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 250 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fat: 10g


  • Meatballs (beef or chicken): 300 grams (10 ounces)
  • Acini de pepe or orzo pasta: 100 grams (1/2 cup)
  • Spinach or escarole, chopped: 200 grams (2 cups)
  • Chicken broth: 1.5 liters (6 cups)
  • Parmesan cheese, grated: 50 grams (1/2 cup)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped: 30 grams (1/4 cup)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil.
  2. Add the meatballs and pasta, cooking until the meatballs are cooked through and the pasta is al dente.
  3. Stir in the spinach or escarole until wilted.
  4. Season the soup with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.

Culinary Tips

  • For homemade meatballs, mix ground meat with breadcrumbs, egg, and Italian seasoning.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice before serving for a bright flavor.


Can I make this soup vegetarian?

Yes, use vegetable broth and vegetarian meatballs.

How can I store leftovers?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze this soup?

Yes, but add the pasta fresh when reheating to avoid it becoming mushy.

Our Rustic Italian Charm: Italian Wedding Soup is a bowl of comfort, bringing the warmth and love of Italian cooking to your table. Whether it's a cozy family dinner or a soulful meal on a chilly day, this soup is sure to satisfy. Here's to the simple pleasures of delicious, heartwarming food! 🍲🌿🇮🇹