1. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and set aside until cool enough to handle. Pork sausage has flavors such as sage that give the meatballs a different taste than I expected.

Interesting...I am Italian and I have never ever heard about this Traditional Italian Wedding Soup =).

Stir in the noodles and cook until just al dente, about 5 minutes.

I also browned my meatballs in the oven which I found to be an easier method. https://www.yummly.com/recipes/homemade-italian-tomato-soup Stir in the reserved chicken, baby spinach, and Parmesan until the chicken is heated through and the spinach is wilted. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven set over medium heat. Shape into 1/2-in.

© 2020 Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates. 6 whole sprigs, plus 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley, 6 (3-inch) strips lemon zest, cut from 1 lemon, 1 small head fennel, thinly sliced (2 cups), fennel tops reserved, 1 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken breasts, skin removed, 2 cups, whole-wheat extra-wide noodle style pasta, 2 3/4 ounces (recommended: Ronzoni Healthy Harvest) **recommend just using 2 3/4 -ounce weight, 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan, plus extra for passing, Copyright 2010 Television Food Network, G.P. Stir in spinach; cook until wilted. Good recipe. All rights reserved. The meatballs turned out fabulous! balls. I love Italian wedding soup but to me the best part is the meatballs. Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. I would probably skip the raisins next time - too sticky and didn't add anything. We used mild sausage as that's what I had on hand.

My family enjoyed this very much! It is a good start and for my preference I may tweak it a little more.

Add the herb bundle, broth, 2 cups of water, and, if using, the cheese rind. Stir in chicken and pasta; cook 5-7 minutes longer or until pasta is tender. I eliminated raisins and chicken and added onion. This chicken soup is packed with zesty rich flavors and lots of good for you vegetables.

Remove the meat from the bones in large strips, and set aside. All rights reserved, Sign up for the Recipe of the Day Newsletter Privacy Policy. By enhancing prepared low-sodium broth with lots of herbs and lemon and fresh chicken you get a soup that tastes like you simmered it all day long.

To the old comment from an Italian who never heard of this "traditional wedding soup," it has nothing to do with weddings. Crumble beef and sausage over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. Very easy and good.

2. Add the onion and crushed red pepper flakes and cook until the onions begin to soften, 5 minutes. The soup was very tasty! And I made some extra meatballs as that's their favorite part. Hearty Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup, Thanksgiving Chicken Over Roasted Vegetables. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven set over medium heat. In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. In a Dutch oven, brown meatballs in small batches; drain. It is a translation from the Italian phrase "minestra maritata" ("married soup"). Discard the herb bundle and cheese rind. Ladle the soup into serving bowls and serve with additional Parmesan for passing. 42 Hearty Soup Recipes That Satisfy Meat Lovers, This Holiday Oreo Cookie Tin Is Packed with Fudge-Covered Oreos, Do Not Sell My Personal Information – CA Residents, 2 cartons (32 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth, 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach, cut into thin strips. Meanwhile, add the sliced fennel, carrots, and celery to the broth and season with salt, to taste. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese if desired. You don’t have to be Italian to love this easy-to-make soup with tiny round pasta! Add the onion and crushed red pepper flakes and cook until the onions begin to soften, 5 minutes. I did increase the amount of chicken stock since I was "making it"! 1. I found that the meatballs in this recipe were not as good as when using ground pork. Used ground chuck instead of beef (this tip given to me by my Italian friend). Home Recipes Dishes & Beverages Soups Broth & Stock Recipes. Add homemade meatballs but use ready-made stock and rotisserie chicken.—Mary Sheetz, Carmel, Indiana, Traditional Italian Wedding Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home. Continue to simmer until the vegetables are just tender, 5 minutes.

Bring to a very gentle simmer and simmer until the chicken is just cooked through, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, tie the parsley sprigs, lemon zest, and fennel tops together. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/traditional-italian-wedding-soup My family loved this recipe.

Add the broth and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, to taste.