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Italian Wedding Soup

Easy healthy and delicious italian wedding soup is a family favourite
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 6 hrs
7 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 200 kcal


  • crockpot
  • cookie sheets
  • soup ladle
  • mixing bowls



  • 1 lb lean ground chicken
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Wedding Soup

  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 containers low sodium chicken broth 900 ml size
  • 1/2 cup kale ripped with stems removed
  • 1 tbsp pesto
  • 1/2 cup pasta noodles (orzo or acini di pepe)


  • Set oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper


  • Place lean ground chicken in a mixing bowl
  • Crack 2 medium eggs into the bowl and stir
  • Add the bread crumbs (when shopping try to find the bread crumbs with the parmesan or romano cheese and herbs. This makes tastier meatballs
  • Stir meat mixture together
  • With clean hands roll the meat mixture into small balls (should make close to 100 tiny meatballs)
  • Broil on a cookie sheet in oven for about 10 minutes and then remove from heat.
  • Freeze half of the meatballs for the next batch.

Italian Wedding Soup

  • Saute onion and garlic on the stove in a spoonful of olive oil
  • Add two full containers of low sodium broth to the crock pot
  • Set crock pot to low for 6-7 hours
  • Put onion and garlic mixture in the crockpot liquid broth
  • Wash kale and rip into tiny bits, remove as much of the stem and veins as possible. Don't be stingy.
  • Add about 50 of your small meatballs
  • Add scoop of pesto
  • Cook all day in the crock pot
  • About 90 minutes before you serve add the noodles and continue to let it cook.
  • Check on the noodles before you serve, but they should be completely done.
  • Ladel and serve. This amount often gets us each 2 bowls and that's enough for dinner. If you have large appetites, then you could serve this as an appetizer instead alongside a bigger meal.


Calories: 200kcal
Keyword crockpot soup, family dinners,, family favourites, italian wedding soup, soup
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