Keto Gluten Free Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

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This is a classic and hearty soup that you will want to prepare over and over again. Skip the canned soup and make a homemade Italian wedding soup or meatball soup today. Whatever you call it, you'll love this meatball stuffed soup that's loaded with plenty of vegetables. A light but hearty recipe for Italian wedding soup!

Italian wedding soup recipe in a white pot with a spoon

Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free, Grain Free, THM S

My friend Lisa posted a photo of her meatball soup on Facebook a few weeks ago, and I've been wanting her ever since. When I bought a 1.5 lb package of ground pork for $ 2.41 yesterday at Walmart, I knew it was time to do a little. We're also in the middle of a cold and rainy week here in the Northeast that always screams soup at me.

This soup is full of vegetables and meatballs in broth. It is light but abundant. Even if you don't get meat in the office like I did, it's inexpensive. A huge pot shouldn't cost more than $ 5- $ 8. Best of all, it generates a lot, so you'll have leftovers to enjoy the next day.

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The best Italian wedding soup

This is the best Italian soup I've ever had. Fresh ingredients paired with bite-sized pork dumplings have comfort in every bite. It is one of our favorite cold weather foods.

Why is it called Italian Wedding Soup

You may think that this Italian wedding soup is served at weddings. If you guessed it, you would be wrong. This soup is named after the way all ingredients combine and "combine in flavor" while cooking.

That's one of the best things about any soup IMO. When prepared well, the flavors complement and enhance each other.

a hand holding a small meatball for the meatball soup

Do you have to use pasta in Italian wedding soup?

You don't have to use pasta when cooking Italian soup. In my recipe, I skip the pasta and use vegetables like spinach and zucchini to replace the pasta with healthy vegetables. It is a lighter version but still tastes amazing.

You don't need pasta for filling when your soup has delicious broth, fresh vegetables, and protein!

chopped vegetables on a cutting board for Italian soup

What other ground meats can be used in this soup recipe?

I reached for the ground pork by making my meat balls. You can use ground chicken, turkey, or even turkey sausages.

All of these meats will work well with the other ingredients used in the meatball portion of the recipe.

steamed vegetables in a meatball soup pot

How to make Italian wedding soup

Start by preparing and cooking your meatballs as follows. You need to make sure your meatballs reach at least 160 degrees to make sure they cook safely to mix with the soup.

Once your meatballs are ready, go ahead and work on the soup broth. Add a little olive oil to your pot and add the chopped onion and garlic. Cook until smooth and fragrant. Then add your zucchini and cover the pan. You want it to decompose and cook for about five to ten minutes. Add your broth and heat until you see it begin to simmer. Add your cooked meatballs, spinach, and top with Parmesan cheese.

Mini cooked meatballs on a baking sheet for Italian wedding soup

Can you use frozen meatballs instead of making your own?

Sure you can! If you don't want to mess with making homemade dumplings, buy your favorite brand of dumplings at the store. You can use frozen meatballs or search for pre-made meatballs in the refrigerator section of your meat market. Both work very well in the recipe.

I prefer to make mine because the traditional tiny meatballs from Meatball Soup are not available in any freezer section I've seen.

A wooden spoon raising mini meatballs for the Italian meatball soup

Can you freeze Italian wedding soup

You can freeze any of your Italian soup leftovers. I will say that your vegetables will decompose a little more once you go to heat them. But the flavors will be the same, and it tastes great.

Simply put the soup in freezer bags or containers and put it in the refrigerator for a month or two. Thaw in the refrigerator the night before, then heat it on the stove.

I like to pour my soup into freezer bags and then put them in the freezer. Once they're frozen, you can set them up, and it takes up almost no freezer space. This is excellent advice if you are a food preparer who enjoys having a freezer full of food.

Close up of a white bowl of italian wedding soup with parmesan cheese

What to combine with meatball soup

Most of the time we eat soup alone and do not mix it with other places. But if you are looking for some tasty sides to pair with this soup, let me share some ideas below.

If you are a fan of soup, try my meatball soup recipe. It's simple to make, requires minimal ingredients, and can serve a crowd. Best of all, it warms up wonderfully for future meals.

bowl of italian soup

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Italian wedding soup

Italian Wedding Soup is a classic and hearty soup that you will want to prepare over and over again. Skip the canned soup and make a homemade meatball soup today. Whatever you call it, you'll love this meatball stuffed soup that's loaded with plenty of vegetables. A light but hearty soup recipe!

Preparation time: 20 minutes.

Cook time: 20 minutes.

Total time: 1 hour

Course: main course

Cuisine: American, Italian, Italian American

Servings: 6

Calories: 401kcal

Ingredients

Soup Ingredients:

  • 2 chopped onions

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 large zucchini, quartered and sliced

  • 5 oz fresh spinach cut into small pieces

  • 1 quart of chicken or beef broth

  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400. Mix all meatball ingredients. Form small balls. Lay out a greased baking sheet (I cover mine with aluminum foil). Bake 10-15 until a meat thermometer reaches 160.

  • Meanwhile, grease a pot with olive oil. Cook the onions and garlic until softened. Add zucchini and cover. Cook 5 minutes until softened. Add broth and heat until simmering. Add cooked meatballs and spinach and serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 1150mg | Potassium: 738 mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2365 IU | Vitamin C: 27.5mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 2.6mg

Originally published on February 24, 2016. Reviewed and published on January 27, 2020.

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