Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

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About Italian Wedding Soup Recipe:

Also known as ‘minestra maritata’ (which translates to ‘wedded broths’), Italian wedding soup is not actually served at Italian weddings. The name of the dish refers to the amalgamation of its many flavours, which are all simmered together. Italian wedding soup originated in the southern Italian region of Campania. In Campania, various iterations of the dish can be found and are connected to traditional rituals. In Naples, the soup is prized for being restorative and is served for the Feast of Santo Stefano on December 26. The version from Naples is known for having more meat, due to the abundance of meat in the area as compared to its rural counterparts. Along the Amalfi Coast, Italian wedding soup is a staple during Christmas and Easter. The ingredients used are seasonal, making the soup very different in different seasons. Some people consider it exclusively a winter dish, while others embrace it all year round. 

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Ingredients for Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

  • As required Meatballs
  • 1 onion, grated small
  • 0.33 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 piece fresh white bread, crust trimmed, bread torn into small slice
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 8 ounce ground beef
  • 8 ounce ground pork
  • As required Freshly ground black pepper
  • As required Soup
  • 12 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound curly endive, coarsely chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for garnish
  • As required Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Nutrition
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment

Directions

How to Make Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

Steps To Prepare

STEP 01

To make the meatballs, stir the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl to blend.

STEP 01

Stir in the cheese, beef and pork. Using 1 1/2 teaspoons of each, shape the meat mixture into 1-inch-diameter meatballs.

STEP 03

Place on a baking sheet.

Cooking Directions

STEP 01

To make the soup, bring the broth to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

STEP 05

Add the meatballs and curly endive and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through and the curly endive is tender, for about 8 minutes.

STEP 06

Whisk the eggs and cheese in a medium bowl to blend.

STEP 07

Stir the soup in a circular motion.

STEP 08

Gradually drizzle the egg mixture into the moving broth, stirring gently with a fork to form thin stands of egg, for about 1 minute.

STEP 09

Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

Storage And Serving Method

STEP 01

Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.

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