Italian Wedding Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Take a little virtual trip in your mind to the Italian Countryside with this amazing soup.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground chicken
  • 1 - cup(s) breadcrumbs
  • 2 - egg(s)
  • 1 - tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 - cup(s) chicken broth
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 10 - oz. box(es) frozen spinach
  • 1 - cup(s) small shell pasta noodles**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, bread crumbs, eggs and Italian seasoning and form into into 3/4 inch-diameter meatballs.
  2. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, add the olive oil and brown the meatballs on all sides. Add the chicken broth plus 2 to 3 cups of water.
  3. Open the diced tomatoes. Open the frozen spinach.
  4. Stir in the diced tomatoes and frozen spinach, then bring to a rolling boil. Then reduce heat to simmering.
  5. Add the pasta noodles and cook about 10 minutes. Remove the soup from heat once pasta is ready, so they don’t overcook.
  6. Prepare veggies.
  7. Serve Italian Wedding Soup with Parmesan cheese garnish and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 lbs. ground chicken, 2 cups bread crumbs, 4 eggs and 2 tsp Italian seasoning and form into into 3/4 inch-diameter meatballs.
  2. In a large skillet, add 2 Tbsp olive oil and brown the meatballs on all sides, until cooked through. Let cool for a few minutes before adding to meal bag.
  3. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes. Open 2 boxes of frozen spinach.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned chicken meatballs
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 10 oz. box frozen spinach
  • Do NOT add the pasta before freezing!

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 10 minutes, then add the pasta and cook another 10 minutes.

Special notes

Save time with pre-made and pre-cooked chicken sausage meatballs.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the Parmesan cheese garnish for a dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Use gluten-free small shell pasta and gluten-free breadcrumbs for a gluten-free meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Italian Wedding Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 10 minutes, then add small shell pasta and cook another 10 minutes.
Serve with Parmesan cheese garnish and veggies.

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