Hearty Italian Wedding Soup {Recipe}


A few weeks ago I had a Soup Recipe Swap party. I had some girlfriends over and we swapped soup recipes. It was glorious, especially in the middle of the winter, to have all of these new soup recipes to try out!

My friends Steph came that night. She will tell you that she is not a cook if you ask her, that she doesn’t know how. You try this Hearty Italian Wedding Soup and tell me that she isn’t a cook. It is amazing! A new favorite at the Blakesley household AND she is letting me share the recipe! I’ve modified some of it super slightly for our family. It is hearty and a full meal for sure.

I won’t keep you waiting any longer:)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… All good meals begin with the sautéing of onion and garlic.



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Add in some chopped celery.

Add 96 ounces of chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Add two raw chicken breasts and boil until just done (~20 minutes).

Pull out chicken breasts and put broth aside. Cut chicken into cubes and put shredded cheese back in broth. Cook on low.

While the broth is simmering, make meatballs. I like to make them really small (as small as is possible when hand rolling).


Add meatballs to the pot. Simmer for ~1 hour.

Add acini de pepe pasta to pot.

Chop up 2 cups of fresh spinach and add to pot.

Boil for ~5 minutes.

Soups done. ENJOY!

**After we have all eaten, I like to add another 24 -32 ounces of chicken broth just because the pasta tends to absorb it all. This keeps it  a bit more “brothy”.

This meal is super quick and perfect for this cold winter!

Hearty Italian Wedding Soup {Recipe}


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 96 ounces organic chicken broth (or homemade;) + extra if desired
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of organic ground pork (you can use any kind of meat but I used pork)
  • 1 1/2 slices of your favorite bread, stale
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 box acini de pepe pasta
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped.


  1. Saute onion, garlic, and celery in a large pot.
  2. Add 96 ounces of broth to pot and bring to a boil. Add 2 chicken breasts and boil ~20 minutes until done.
  3. Take out cooked chicken and cut into small cubes. Add back into pot and cook on low.
  4. Make meatballs by mixing 1 pound ground pork with 1 egg and 1 1/2 slices of stale bread, and parsley. Roll into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for ~20 minutes.
  5. Add to pot and simmer for ~1 hour.
  6. Add acini de pepe pasta and set timer for 7 minutes.
  7. With about 3 minutes left, add chopped up fresh spinach.
  8. ENOY!


About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. I’ve never made wedding soup before but this seems like something I could do!!
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  2. Yum! I love Italian Wedding Soup, but never made it before. Looks easy!
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  3. I’m a soup making novice, but this is one I know my husband would love to try! You make it look so easy!
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  4. This looks delicious! I’ve never made it but I love Italian Wedding soup!
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  5. my mouth just filled with saliva…….it looks amazing!
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  6. Thank you for linking up on the Wonderful Wednesday/Get Inspired Linky Party! Can’t wait to see what you link up next!


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