Creamy Italian Wedding Soup

Despite its name, this soup has nothing to do with weddings in Italy. It’s actually mistranslated from the phrase “minestra maritata” or “married soup.” The ‘married’ specifically refers to the combination of vegetables and meats.

That marriage of vegetables and meat is exactly what we kept in mind when piecing together this recipe. Some recipes call for cabbage, but to be honest I’ve never been a fan of it, so instead I went for a leafy green I feel is much more flavorful: spinach. I also made some quick meatballs cooked separately to get that nice crispy outer layer, then added them to the broth. Serve this soup in a bowl and top with a little Parmesan cheese for garnish. Keep reading below for our favorite Italian wedding soup recipe…

Ingredients

MEATBALLS

3/4lb ground chicken
1/2lb Italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 cup heavy cream, optional
2/3 cup fresh bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup graded Pecorino Romano cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
kosher salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil

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