Italian Wedding Soup

Growing up, I assumed this soup was served at weddings in Italy.  Ha!  The “wedding” part of the name comes from the marriage in flavors of the greens and meat in the soup.  Honestly, the flavors in this incredibly easy to make soup are everything you could hope for in a bowl.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 6-8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package (or 6 cups) baby spinach, washed
  • 1 package cooked pearl or Israeli couscous
  • About 20 thawed party size meatballs

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat olive oil in pan. Sauté onions and carrots (add a little salt and pepper) until soft (about 8 minutes).
  2. Add meatballs and cook 2 minutes until the flavors begin to release.
  3. Add spinach and cook until it begins to wilt. Add chicken broth and cook about 15 minutes.
  4. Pour couscous (about ⅓  cup per bowl) into individual bowl and top with soup.
  5. Store couscous separately as it absorbs a lot of the liquid from the soup!



Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (9, 7 and 4). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}