Italian Wedding Soup

What to do on a relaxing Sunday off? Make outrageously delicious food of course!

This time I attempted to make Italian wedding soup from a recipe I found on Pinterest you can find the link here. The recipe came from a beautiful blog called Good In The Simple, a blog about everything… Good and Simple! A whole bunch of wonderful food recipes and much much more.

Italian wedding soup also holds a special place in my heart from my childhood. I remember being a kid when my mom would make this soup or chicken noodle soup when I was feeling under the weather. The smell of the soup is hypnotic, the tiny little meatballs with the tiny little acini de pepe pastas make for a wonderful spoonful of flavor and happiness.

Not going to lie, i was a touch terrified to make the soup because I’ve never made it before and worried it wouldn’t even compare to my mom’s soup. Also- I’ve never made meatballs. Yes I know… an Italian that’s never made a meatball?! The shame. I’ve never really been a big fan of red meat in my dishes, I much prefer an all veggie pasta or shrimp or the occasional turkey sausage. However meatballs in the wedding soup aren’t like normal meatballs you would find in a hearty pasta dish, they’re tiny and turn out different when boiled instead of baked or fried. I would say they’re more tender and hold more flavor.

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I’ve always had the belief that the less ingredients, the better the dish. Simplicity is underrated when it comes to food. The recipe is very easy and a first time meatball creator will do just fine! Making the meatball mixture only took about 15 minutes- the rolling of the tiny meatballs took the most time. I think the meal took about 1 hour to make from start to finish. I would recommend not cooking the acini de pepe very long due to the pasta soaking up the broth and will continue to cook. In our dish I added some bowtie pastas for a fun little twist 🙂

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A beautiful bowl of Italian wedding soup

I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of the soup and thought it was just as good as mom’s! The flavor if the meatballs with garlic, onion, parsley and organic chicken broth made for a comforting heart warming meal. Sean and I have been eating salad with all of our meals now but however, this meal called for a savory loaf of rosemary bread with dipping oil.

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I hope you try out Good In The Simple’s recipe let me know if you do!


C. Laino