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Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup
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Think of this as a first-rate chicken soup with mini-meatballs and loads of flavor.

Prep: 25 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes
  • 1 cup
    chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped celery
  • 1 cup
    diced carrots
  • 1 tablespoon
    minced garlic
  • 8 cups
    fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups
    beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon
    dried oregano leaves
  • 1 cup
    orzo pasta
  • 6 cups
    fresh baby spinach
  • 1 pound
    ground sirloin
  • egg
  • egg white
  • 2 tablespoons
    chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon
    minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup
    Italian bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons
    grated Parmesan cheese
    salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine the last 8 ingredients in a bowl and shape meat mixture into 1-inch diameter meatballs.
  2. In large nonstick pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté onion, celery, carrots and garlic until tender, 7 minutes.
  3. Add both broths and oregano. Add orzo. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and cook 5 minutes.
  4. Add mini meatballs, and continue cooking 8 minutes or until meatballs are done. Add spinach, cooking a few more minutes until wilted. Season to taste.


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Nutritional Information

Makes: 12 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup with 3-4 mini meatballs
  • Calories153
  • Calories from Fat19%
  • Fat3g
    • Saturated fat1g
  • Cholesterol40mg
  • Sodium433mg
  • Carbohydrates17g
    • Dietary fiber2g
  • Sugars2g
  • Protein14g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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