Saturday, December 2, 2017

Quick and Light Italian Wedding Soup #Recipe @PegCochran

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling even more stuffed than our Thanksgiving turkey!  So much great food!  If you want to enjoy a few light meals before the Christmas feasting begins, here's a great recipe for a warm and comforting dinner!  Leftovers freeze well or make a great lunch the next day.

I've taken this recipe from the site with a slight adaptation.

1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan and more for topping soup
2 tsps. minced garlic
1 egg
1 tsp salt or to taste
1/4 tsp pepper or several grinds of fresh pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 cans chicken broth
2 cans diced tomatoes with juices
1 bunch kale, leaves coarsely chopped (I substituted baby spinach)
2/3 cup ditalini or elbow macaroni (Optional -- this was my addition)

Combine turkey, breadcrumbs, cheese, garlic, egg, salt and pepper until mixed.  Shape into smallish one inch balls.

Heat oil over medium heat.  Add onions and cook, stirring, until softened.  Add broth and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and add meatballs. 

Cook, without stirring, for five minutes or until meatballs float to the surface. Add kale (or spinach) and stir gently.  Add small pasta if using.  Cook five to six minutes until greens are tender, meatballs are cooked through and pasta is al dente.

Serve sprinkled with more Parmesan.

Buon Appetito!

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  1. This looks lovely. The colors are so fresh.
    Interesting that it calls for no herbs.

  2. I always wanted a recipe for this! Thanks, Peg. Hugs. MJ

  3. Thank you for this recipe! This is so much easier than the recipe that we currently use.