I don't suppose this is the "authentic" wedding soup recipe - but it's delicious! Serve w/crusty Italian bread, of course.


  • 1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage
  • 1/2 c. Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 t. oregano
  • 1/4 t. dried parsley
  • 1/4 t. garlic powder
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 2 c. cooked pastina
  • 2 qt. canned chicken broth
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/2 c. frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed
  • or 1 c. fresh spinach chopped roughly


Meatballs- Mix first seven ingredients in bowl. Form bitesized meatballs. Saute in olive oil over medium heat until lightly browned. Add water, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 3 minutes.

Soup- Place chicken broth, bouillon, cooked pastina, spinach and drained meatballs in large pot. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Submitted By: Melissa Locke
Italian Wedding Soup