Classic Italian Wedding Soup

A robust combination of hearty flavors that bring warmth anytime of the year. Featuring Custom Culinary® Gold Label Chicken Base, Classic Italian Wedding Soup brings together the rich flavors of meatballs, pasta, basil, oregano, and spinach.


What You'll Need

Amount Ingredients
  For Meatballs:
1 Tbsp. Water, Hot
1/2 Tbsp. Custom Culinary® Gold Label Chicken Base, No MSG Added
2 each Eggs
8 oz. Beef, Ground Chuck or Ground Meatloaf Mix
1/4 cup Breadcrumbs, Plain, Dry
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
1/4 cup Onions, Fine Diced
2 Tbsp. Green Peppers, Fine Diced
Dash Ground Nutmeg
  For Soup:
3 quarts Water, Hot
3 oz. Custom Culinary® Gold Label Chicken Base, No MSG Added
1/4 cup Rosa Marina or Pastina (Pearl) Pasta
1 cup
1/3 cup
Carrots, coin cut
Green Onions, Fresh, Thinly Sliced
1/8 tsp. Basil Leaf
1/8 tsp. Oregano Leaf
Dash Ground White Pepper
1/2 cup  
Escarole or Spinach, Frozen, Chopped, Squeezed Dry (5 oz before squeezing)
1/2 cup Water
3 Tbsps Cornstarch
PREPARATION

  1. In a 1 qt. mixing bowl, combine water, Custom Culinary® Gold Label Chicken Base, eggs, and a dash of basil, oregano and white pepper. Beat with a wire whip until well blended.
  2. Add beef, bread crumbs, cheese, onions, green peppers and nutmeg, mixing well.
  3. Form into mini meatballs, using a #100 ice cream scoop, onto a 1/2 sheet pan. Bake in a 375° F conventional oven for 8 minutes.
  4. In a 4 qt. sauce pot, combine water, Custom Culinary® Gold Label Chicken Base, pasta, green onions, basil, oregano and pepper, mixing well. Heat to boiling over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and gently boil for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add meatballs and spinach to sauce pot. Gently boil 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. In a small bowl, blend water and cornstarch into a smooth slurry, using a wire whip.
  7. Gradually pour the slurry into the boiling liquid, stirring constantly. Heat to boiling over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and gently boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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