Most helpful positive review
This is really good, and quick to make, assuming your meatballs are made ahead of time. "20 meatballs" is kind of vague as it doesn't really indicate size - I ended up using 1 pound of ground turkey to make the meatballs. I do prefer smaller meatballs in my Italian Wedding Soup, so I ended up with about 50 meatballs. Not sure what size was intended? I used the "My Italian Turkey Meatballs" recipe from this site. The only change I made was to use regular broth (as opposed to low sodium) and it tasted perfect. The cook times were spot on. This makes 4 HUGE servings. You could easily get 6. Looking forward to leftovers!Read More
Most helpful critical review
As is, a little bland. I will use it again as a base, adding extra seasonings. I also recommend tearing or chopping the spinach into smaller pieces. For the meatballs, I purchased small (about 1 1/2") italian style and cut them up into quarters. I did not need 20. Maybe it would be better with home made meatballs.Read More
This is really good, and quick to make, assuming your meatballs are made ahead of time. "20 meatballs" is kind of vague as it doesn't really indicate size - I ended up using 1 pound of ground turkey to make the meatballs. I do prefer smaller meatballs in my Italian Wedding Soup, so I ended up with about 50 meatballs. Not sure what size was intended? I used the "My Italian Turkey Meatballs" recipe from this site. The only change I made was to use regular broth (as opposed to low sodium) and it tasted perfect. The cook times were spot on. This makes 4 HUGE servings. You could easily get 6. Looking forward to leftovers!
Delicious! Cook time and measurements were perfect. Definitely will make again.
This recipe is very good and so easy to make! I bet it's even faster if you have pre-made homemade meatballs. I used 1 LB ground turkey to make Italian meatballs (yielded about 30-35 meatballs). I thought I made them small enough for this soup, but next time, I would make them a little smaller (1/2" or 3/4"). I thought it might be lacking in salt by using no sodium broth, but I was wrong. The soup is full of flavor and so comforting on a cold day! I need to have Gluten Free and didn't have any GF Pastina, Acini di Pepe, or even Ditalini on hand, which I'll have to order online for the future. In a pinch, I used a small shell pasta, which worked out OK, but ya know...that's not the right pasta. :-) I look forward to making this recipe many more times in the future with the correct pasta. I think I'll go make some meatballs to have on hand at all times just for this soup! Thanks for the recipe.
This is fantastic! The whole family loved it and it was a lifesaver on a weeknight where I had nothing prepared. I have to admit that I used frozen Ikea chicken meatballs (I added them to the Instant Pot straight from the freezer) and didn't add herbs because I didn't have them, and even so - this soup was PERFECT! Thank you for the recipe!
Extremely flavorful and easy to prepare! This is a Keeper!
Definitely will make this again: I have a new, quick soup recipe! Couldn't find the pastini in my grocery store, so added Acini de Pepe instead. Also used Italian meatballs that were on sale at the same store (which came in a one pound package with 12 meatballs): divided each meatball in quarters SO used 48 meatballs which was perfect! Great recipe.
So yummy! Will definitely make this again!!
Tried it for the first time. It was delicious and very easy to make.
I used ground turkey for meatballs. This was delicious! Thanks
Make this a lot I add cooked chicken chucks sometimes to the soup. but for the most part make it as is!
Absolutely wonderful. Italian wedding is one of my favorite soups. I made my own healthy Italian meatballs by using 1 pound of ground turkey one teaspoon of Italian seasoning one tablespoon of fennel seeds. mix it together . Roll tiny little balls bake in the oven at 3:50 for 15 minutes. Add to soup at appropriate time.
Fantastic recipe! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tonight with some nice, crusty bread. I halved the recipe, and used fresh herbs as opposed to dried. I made my own Italian meatballs (1/2 lb ground beef; 1 egg; Italian seasoning and seasoned bread crumbs - shaped into 1/2" balls and browned in a frying pan on the stove). I used acini de pepe in place of the pastina. Flavors were spot on. This one will be made again and again! Loved it!
I used Sweet Italian Sausage (skin removed) and rolled into 1/2" balls... instead of meatballs...
As is, a little bland. I will use it again as a base, adding extra seasonings. I also recommend tearing or chopping the spinach into smaller pieces. For the meatballs, I purchased small (about 1 1/2") italian style and cut them up into quarters. I did not need 20. Maybe it would be better with home made meatballs.
This was the first time I ever made wedding soup. It turned out fantastic. I substituted ditalini pasta and I must confess to using frozen mini Italian meatballs. I also used a little less spinach than the recipe and a bit more pasta.
So easy & so very delicious! I had to use 1/2 a can of greens as I had no fresh spinach. Used cooked chicken instead of meatballs. Will keep this one in my back pocket!
Great! Used ditalini as pasta choice,used frozen beef Italian meatballs,used both spinach and zucchinis. Went over very very well. Will make again andagain!
Followed all directions exactly but used frozen Italian meatballs from superstore (PC Blue brand). A little big but who cares. I added them frozen and it turned out perfect.
This was amazing! I doubled the broth just because I like extra broth. The meatballs with the hint of lemon is so such a great addition to the soup. All I had was orzo pasta and it did not disappoint! I’ll make this again and again.
I used turkey meatballs and Orzo pasta. I added additional chicken stock and seasonings. It was a big hit with all of my family, which is saying a lot because I have a 10 year old that hates everything right now.
It was really good
Both times it came out very good and received " good' rating from the people eating.
Amazing! I didn't have dried parsley or basil, so I used fresh ones for both, and it came out absolutely delicious. For the the Italian meatballs, I just picked up pre-made, raw ones from the supermarket, and the flavor was perfect. Wouldn't mind eating this all week!
Used ditalini pasta, store-made Italian-style pork meatballs, & bone broth. Also threw in a parmesan rind at the end. Delicious!
I added heavy cream to the recipe after it was all cooked... Amazing difference!
I made this with homemade Italian sausages and homemade chicken broth. This meal was so easy and so delicious and so quick... and you can’t go wrong when it only takes one pot too. this is definitely a keeper of a soup...Very hardy. Thanks for sharing!!!
Used orecchiette for the pasta and banh mi meatballs. The vietnamese flavors gave the soup a spicy eastern pow, and the little half clamshells made the dish even heartier. Perfect marriage of east and west. Fusion at its best!
I needed a quick idea for dinner and this was it. I had lots of odds and ends to use up that were on the ingredients list. It was so good that hubby requested it a second time in less than a week. I had left over Italian hot sausage to use up and threw in some garlic and tiny pasta alphabets.
I made this- I was skeptical at first as my mom used to make this- cooking all day.... but it was delicious! I did use beef for the meatballs ( as well as the family recipe for them), and added two chicken breasts, shredded. Also added about a tsp of dried rosemary to bring in elements from my my moms all day cooking recipe. I did change out the spinach to escarole as that’s what we use. Still! OMG YUM!
Pretty good! Would maybe add more broth but I like broth quite a bit so I may be biased.
Terrific! Even better the following day. I made my own meatballs & then browned them before adding to the pot. Did not find pastina pasta. Used DaVinci acini de Pepe. Perfect!
Made just as instructed. So good and very easy to make. Will definitely make again.
My husband said”You can cook that again!”
Cut recipe to 2 servings and made in my Ninja Foods. Didn't have spinach so used spring mix, and used leftover basil pesto for sauteing veggies. I quartered frozen meatballs from the freezer section. yum, yum, yum. such a good and wholesome soup. what's not to like?
This soup was wonderful. Only change I made was to substitute orzo for pastina pasta, simply because that’s what I had available. Delicious and simple to make.
Delicious, 'll make it again!
That is definitely a keeper. Quick, tasty and nutritional. What more could you want?
This soup was awesome! Turkey meatballs and the great ingredients made this a great soup for all our lunches last week.
Didn't make in the instant pot, made on the stove top. This is incredibly good, everyone who tried it loved it. Made it with "My turkey Italian meatballs", also on this site.
My husband followed the directions pretty close and the results were outstanding! We all loved the soup! The only change was the he couldn’t find find “frozen Italian vegetables “ anywhere in our area so he picked a bag of frozen vegetables that he thought would work. They were really good! We have had this soup twice now and each time it tastes great . No changes needed.
This is my second time making this. I added more broth today time and used smaller size pasta. Instead of using meatballs I browned ground meat for chili, it comes out like mini meatballs. It’s a great recipe, everyone loved it!!
Added more pasta First time I used the pot.
I made my own Turkey Italian Meatballs, and everyone loved the soup, will definitely make this again.
I made my own meatballs and browned them first which gave additional flavor. Also used ditalini pasta as couldn’t find the pastina and I reduced the pasta to 1/3 cup.
My first ever recipe in the instant pot, and I loved it. I switched up and used ikea meatballs, got about 25 in there, added a bit more onion, a little less celery. Used no salt added chicken stock going for low sodium. Very tasty.
I liked it! It was my first time using my instant pot and the times and settings listed in this recipe were PERFECT. It helped me out a lot and everything was perfectly cooked. I did make some changes. I don’t put carrots in Italian wedding and I doubled the basil. For next time I am going to add a clove of garlic. I also used Acini di Pepe pasta instead of pastina. I really like the little pasta better. For my meatballs, I made probably about 30 the size of a bottle cap and I used mild Italian sausage. Over all, this is a great recipe. Will always defer to this one.
Yes. I will make it again.
This recipe was super simple and the taste was great! Even my picky son agreed it was very good! This will definitely be on my IP rotation list!
This immediately became a family favorite! I use turkey sausage instead of meatballs, and black beans instead of pasta, then shaved Parmesan or Romano when serving. We make a big batch, so I only add cheese and spinach to the portions I'm ready to serve. Love it!
Followed the exact recipe, and it was delicious. Got good reviews from the family. Definitely in our meal rotation!