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Authentic Italian Wedding Soup

  • Author: TKWAdmin
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 45
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian

This Authentic Italian wedding soup is like a bowl of pure comfort and a hug from an Italian Nonna! Mini meatballs, escarole, carrots, and acini di pepe pasta make this the best anytime soup!

This Authentic Italian wedding soup is like a bowl of pure comfort and a hug from an Italian Nonna! Mini meatballs, escarole, carrots, and acini di pepe pasta make this the best anytime soup!
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Ingredients

Soup

  • 48 cups chopped escarole (1 head)
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots (about 3)
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery (about 2 stalks)
  • 2 Tbl oil
  • 12 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbl grated parmesan plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup dry acini de pepe

Meatballs

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 slices of torn bread soaked in 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl add all of the meatball mixture and mix to just combine. Do not overwork the meat as it will get tough. Using a small cookie scoop or a Tablespoon, scoop the meatballs into 1/2” round balls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet or plate. Repeat to make all of the meatballs. Set aside.
  2. In a large stock pot over medium heat add the oil. When the oil starts to shimmer add the onion, carrots and celery, stirring. Sautee for 6-8 minutes or until the onions turn translucent. Add the stock and bring to a boil scraping the bottom. Once it starts to boil, add the meatballs, pasta and escarole. Continue to cook for 8-10 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through stirring often.
  3. In a bowl whisk together the egg and 2 Tbl of parmesan cheese. Turn heat down on the soup to medium. Start stirring the soup around in a circle. Continue stirring and gradually drizzle in the egg mixture to form thin strands of egg; ~ 1 minute. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
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