I cooked these separately and added them at the end with the spinach! Thanks again for another winning recipe! Your website is my go-to for dinner inspiration. I do exactly the same thing, Barb! It has become one of our regular dinner recipes. I eat a lot of soup in the winter, and prefer to make my own so that I can control the ingredients. Add the onions, carrots, and celery and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are softened, about 8 minutes. Pack it all in the car wrapped in a thick towel. They are always a hit at my house therefore I am pre-ordering your cookbook…one copy for me and one for my sister. Thanks ! Add the pasta and cook, uncovered, at a gentle boil until the pasta is al dente, 8 to 10 minutes (or according to package directions). Hi Barb, A royale recipe can be found here: https://www.thespruce.com/eierstich-recipe-royale-as-soup-garnish-1447340, Hi Jennifer, Have you ever tried freezing this soup? Well let me tell you my family absolutely loved it there was very little left over. This recipe was absolutely PERFECT! Made this soup last week and it was delicious. I was also thinking about my husband. I used 4 cups of regular Swanson’s chicken broth and one can of the beef broth. The broth is rich as juices of the meatballs cooked in it are yummy. send me instruction at my email please, HI, Hazel Everyone loved it, it was homey, comforting, and tasty. Hi Marla, I think ground turkey (and turkey sausage) will work well here. Valerie. I have so many recipes “to make” that are bookmarked… this was never one of them, but it is one of the best soups I have even made. SUBSCRIBE TO A CANADIAN FOODIE I was surprised at the complexity of flavour with these simple ingredients and that is why this soup is called Italian Wedding Soup. This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. Chicken broth is added. I love almost all of your recipes but I can’t give 5 stars to any recipe that has celery in it. Made from a family recipe, our meatballs are perfect for wedding soup! It is inexpensive, and has a lovely flavor. Just to let you know, the soup turned out wonderful! I made it vegetarian style by substituting the meatballs and ditalini for tortellini. Delicious! Excellent recipe! Jenn I may not have followed this exactly- I always buy unsalted Swanson stock or broth (definitely glad you call them high quality!!) Special thanks to, The secret to a gorgeous evenly cooked turkey is trussing. Hi Jenn WOWZER!!!! The only substitution I made was 1 small shallot finely minced in place of the chives in the meatball (I can’t always find chives @ my supermarket). This is absolutely delicious! I like to feed people. Also, will a strong homemade chicken broth be a good substitute for adding beef broth? I also used orzo instead of pasta both times. Just added shredded chicken! So it’s a great soup BUT …. Hugs, Return the, winters. Best Gifts For Fans of 'The Great British Baking Show', The Best Boozy Advent Calendars to Drink Away 2020. I realized today that I never posted back, but wanted to let you know I have made this soup many times now, and it is delicious. Since I had such a confidence with your recipes from my previous attempts (about 15 so far – Love all of those by the way..) I thought I will give this a try. I made this for Christmas Eve dinner and it was delicious! For more than 50 years, that’s been at the heart of Rosina Food Products – a family-owned company, honoring a real Italian family tradition, to bring you real Italian goodness. A suggestion: If you don’t plan on serving the soup as soon as it’s ready then don’t add the pasta. Thank you Jenn! Easy to make and very delicious. I was told- this is better than in the restaurant! Delicious! V, Thrilled to hear this, Mirella! Made exactly as suggested and soup was scrumptious. While at first making the mini meatballs was tedious, it soon became fun once I saw how cute they looks all lined up on a sheet ready to go in the oven. This soup is incredibly delicious! I added a can of white beans. I made this soup for my family and it was a huge hit! Valerie. (But I add Worcestershire to almost everything! He loves brothy soups and he loves meatballs; I was hoping this soup would be right up his alley. It was a big hit. What a simple and delicious recipe! We have found six incredible people who will be shadowing, collaborating, interning, learning, and contributing to the event for 2014 and eager to step into the position of each board member year five, in 2015. Hi Terri, Some people poach the meatballs directly in the soup, which eliminates a step, but I find that they have a much nicer texture when baked — and when you do it on a rack, they brown all over and it’s easy to get rid of any excess fat. I used the hot Italian sausage and it added the right amount of heat with all the flavors! WOW I was hoping it would be good but I had no idea how good it would be!! The whole family loved this soup! Vanja gave it a 9. I am so happy to have found your blog and so is everyone I feed! Thanks for another fantastic recipe! Thoughts? I am never afraid to try your recipes! And I myself appreciated having an easy lunch to bring to work all week. These 1 oz. I’ve been searching for a good one for years! And this should freeze nicely, but I’d wait until you’re reheating it to add the pasta; if not it’ll get pretty mushy. All were delicious! This would receive 5+ stars it is a keeper. (If it’s ok, I will come back with my star rating when I have actually made yours). Sincerely, Valerie. My kids picked this recipe out tonight after we started a New Year’s resolution to make more fresh cooked meals. It came out great. Valerie-I made this last March and thought that I lost this recipe when I started looking today. The version I made included some fresh dill added with the spinach. A delightful party in our mouths!! I’ve tried various brands, there is something off about all of them. I find the soup to be a bit bland with the low-sodium varieties but if you special dietary considerations, go ahead and use low-sodium and season to taste before serving. Just made this. Please connect with Valerie to buy a Thermomix Machine! Not so! This is no exception. Hi Donna, freeze-dried chives may work, but I’d substitute 1 tablespoon minced onion or shallots if you have either of those on hand. I followed the recipe except used part ani ci dpepa and part dititila as that is what I had. Thanks! The only substitution I did was the Ground Lamb in place of Beef. For dessert we had a Pineapple angel food cake. Katy, Yes, definitely! (They may take a few extra minutes to warm through if you’re adding them directly from the freezer.). Add new and delicious flavors to your menu with Fontanini Mamma Ranne Italian wedding soup beef / pork cooked meatballs. I have just finished making it. I didn’t have on hand the pasta you recommended so I used orzo. Erin! Actually simmered with the cooked meatballs and spinach for an additional two hours and it really upped the flavors. From a cook’s perspective, it was an enjoyable meal to make. Add the chicken broth, beef broth, water, wine, bay leaf, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Agree on the veggies – I sometimes throw in small broccoli florets. It was delicious, so much flavor! The beauty with this soup, is that after rolling the meatballs, it is effortless. i never “starred” this yet and i must!! Would you still use the beef broth with wine? It’s even better the next day – my wife even had it for breakfast the next morning! Note that the recipe calls for regular (not low-sodium) chicken and beef broth. This looks wonderful! I have never cooked my own soup dish before. My husband and daughter are sick – was originally planning to try the chickpea soup for meatless Monday but decided to go with something that looked comforting. LOve her recipes and bought her book. She couldn’t believe I made the meatballs. My family loved it so much I made it again a week later but followed the recipe and used burger mixed with the sausage…and the verdict was that the sausage only meatballs were tastier! The bag slipped and all of the pasta fell into the pot. I made it once with sausage only meatballs and it was delicious! Our website searches for recipes from food blogs, this time we are presenting the result of searching for the phrase where to buy mini meatballs for wedding soup. And I couldn’t resist sampling a few once they came out of the oven. I’d love to know how it turns out. Oooh I love this soup and love those tiny meatballs! I had 35 family members over who absolutely loved this soup. I was wondering if you can tell me the brand and type of rack you used for baking the meatballs? The soup was super easy and I had my own homemade chicken stock. Yes, Liz, it has metric conversions; to view them, scroll down to the recipe and immediately under the recipe title on the right side, you’ll see a little toggle. So glad you’re enjoying the recipes. Can I have another bowl?” Both of my kids gladly ate 2 bowls, and my husband was still talking about the meatballs days later.