Italian Wedding Rice with Sausage


All the flavors of Italian wedding soup re-created for a filling and savory weeknight one skillet meal!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound ground pork sausage

  • ¼ cup diced carrots

  • ¼ cup diced celery

  • ¼ cup minced onion

  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth

  • 1 ½ cups fresh baby spinach leaves

  • 1 (5.4 ounce) package Knorr® Rice Sides™ - Herb & Butter

  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, for topping


  1. Shape ground sausage into 1/2-inch mini meatballs. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Cook sausage balls until no longer pink in the center, 8 to 12 minutes. Transfer meatballs to a paper-towel-lined plate. Drain all but a tablespoon of the grease from the skillet.

  2. Place carrots, celery, and onion in skillet and cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add chicken broth, baby spinach, and Knorr® Rice Sides™ - Herb & Butter. Cook according to package instructions.

  3. Transfer meatballs back to skillet; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Inspiration:

My husband doesn't feel 'soup' is a meal, so I turned my favorite Italian soup into a one-skillet meal with Knorr Rice Sides!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

465 Calories
29g Fat
13g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 465
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1132mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 407mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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