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Italian Wedding Soup
Level: Easy
Total: 35 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 20 min
Yield: 8 servings


1 small onion, grated
1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 large egg
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 slice fresh white bread, crust trimmed, bread torn into small pieces
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
8 ounces ground beef
8 ounces ground pork
Freshly ground black pepper

12 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 pound curly endive, coarsely chopped (1 pound of escarole would be a good substitution)
2 large eggs
2 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


To make the meatballs: Stir the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the cheese, beef and pork. Using 1 1/2 teaspoons for each, shape the meat mixture into 1-inch-diameter meatballs. Place on a baking sheet.

To make the soup: Bring the broth to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and curly endive and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through and the curly endive is tender, about 8 minutes. Whisk the eggs and cheese in a medium bowl to blend. Stir the soup in a circular motion. Gradually drizzle the egg mixture into the moving broth, stirring gently with a fork to form thin stands of egg, about 1 minute. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper.

Ladle the soup into bowls and serve. Finish soup with parmesan cheese if desired.

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Mariah Castillo says:

You have to fry those meatballs… I mean come on the flavor profile is just not the same when you just put them in raw…

Adelina Docanto says:

No pasta? Celery? carrots?

Karon Hamilton says:

Hey where is the tiny pasta? You dont add it to your soup?

Maria Roncara says:

I notice she did not wash the lettuce before cutting…

Rickey Engle says:

Good Morning,,Beautiful

Chris Jhondeere says:

How come Italian grandma cooking is better than you ( I like her English accent)
I have been to Italy 1979 while I was there
Only eat pizza. ( Rome) some time I go to Vatican to have Soup & bun I stayed in Rose hotel not far from Vatican.
Only wedding day . What about rest of the day

Homer Gutierrez says:

She didn’t add any spices?!?

terryfriend16 says:

Yeah, I need lessons….

kevin lowery says:

This is my favorite soup. Though I like to add little pasta shapes to mine and I like to sear the meatballs before adding them to the soup for added texture.

Kurtis and Hurdle says:

The face she makes when she eats it looks like disgust.

Drake Gamer says:

Who's here after kitchen nightmare

James P. Gee says:

10/16/2004 is the OAD.

Slobbering SJW says:


Mandy Muruvalo says:

Looks like my cats puke! Giada sucks.

Sebastianna Benally says:

Who’s here after Jenna marbles video

Donna Lynn says:

Looks delicious cant wait to try it.

Mary Ann Mirro says:

She's a horrible cook no one puts egg in their Italian wedding soup Ina garten is so much better

Kathy Thomas says:

it's the best

Grzegorz Durda says:

This is not Italian wedding soup. It's supposed to be made with escarole and no egg in the finish. The meatballs are supposed to be either chicken or turkey as they'll lend themselves to making the stock as it all cooks in the pot. I would call this an IWS inspired Soup.

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