"This traditional soup is packed with fragrant herbs and small meatballs cooked in a flavorful broth." — The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage
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1 (19.76 ounce) package
Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage, decased
egg, lightly beaten
bread crumbs (plain or seasoned)
fennel seeds, crushed or chopped
fresh Italian parsley, minced
extra-virgin olive oil
onion, finely diced
dried sage leaves
garlic, finely minced
carrot, finely chopped
celery, finely chopped
orzo pasta, cooked
spinach, roughly chopped
shredded parmesan cheese
Wonderful soup recipe! I used Italian seasoned bread crumbs in the meatballs, and substituted approximately 25% lean ground beef for sausage in the meatballs (75% sausage, 25% ground beef). I baked the meatballs for 20 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. I followed the recipe exactly as written except for that small change and the soup turned out great. Rave reviews from all at the potluck luncheon I prepared the soup for!
I have had better Italian Wedding Soups...needed more flavor..
I have a TNT wedding soup recipe, but thought I would give this a try since I had chorizo sausage in the freezer. For the meatballs I used 1/2 lb ground sirloin and 2 links chorizo. Since the chorizo is pretty fatty I only used about 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, and added some parm to the mix. These formed beautifully. A little time consuming sauteing the veg, removing, browning the meatballs, and preparing the orzo separately, but the flavor of this soup was outstanding. Thanks for sharing.
Oh yeah baby..good stuff!
I "accidently" made the meatballs quite spicy; was short about 1/4 C. on the regular bread crumbs and remembered that I had some spicy Japanese panko bread crumbs, so I added those. Pretty good mistake! After that, I decided not to add the
spice to the broth, thought it would be too much flavor "fighting" and I think it turned out just fine that way.
With the spinach, I cut the stems off and stacked several leaves together, rolled them up cigar fashion and cut them into ribbons. A little extra work, but I think spinach looks nicer that way in soup.
Great tasting soup. I used a bit more spinach than called for. Due to the meatballs it was a filling soup and can be used as an entree with a load of home baked bread.
Excellent! Takes some time to make but its well worth the effort!
Eating it as I type,Amazing!!! I used ground turkey instead
Love this recipe! I made it last night and my husband loved it. The best part is that I made it gluten free. Yum! To make it gluten free, I used gluten free bread crumbs for the meatballs. Then I didn't add the orzo but gf elbow noodles instead.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Italian Wedding Soup
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 285
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