Healthier Italian Wedding Soup


Healthier Italian Wedding Soup is a delicious, satisfying soup…whether you’re getting married or not!  Enjoy this easy recipe!

Healthier Italian Wedding Soup

Hearty and delicious!

Course Soup
Cuisine Soups and Salads
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 1 lb. organic ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh flat leaf Italian parsley leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp. whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil


  • 64 ounces organic low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup small whole wheat pasta such as couscous, orzo or pastina
  • 12 oz. fresh spinach chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano


  1. To make the meatballs, saute the chopped garlic with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat for about 3 minutes.

  2. Place cooked garlic in a large mixing bowl. Add in all the other meatball ingredients. Mix well.

  3. Roll the meatballs into little small balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with tinfoil and set aside.

  4. In the same stockpot, heat up about 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add in the onions and stir for about 2 minutes.

  5. Then add in the celery and carrots and season with a pinch of sea salt and pepper. Let the veggies cook down for about 5-7 minutes on medium high heat.

  6. Add in two 32oz (64oz total) containers of chicken broth. Bring to a boil.

  7. Lower heat to medium/medium-high. Add in the pasta and cook for about 10 minutes.

  8. Next, add in the meatballs and let them cook through for about 3-4 minutes.

  9. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for about 20-30 minutes.

  10. Add in fresh spinach and remaining parsley and let wilt.

  11. Season with the basil, oregano, lemon juice and additional salt and pepper as needed. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.




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