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This is my variation of a standard Italian wedding soup recipe. I like fresh basil and a little lemon rind, so those are basically my only changes. This is a quick and easy soup with flavors that impress all.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together beef, egg, bread crumbs, cheese, basil, parsley, and green onions; shape into 3/4-inch meatballs.

  • Pour broth into a large saucepan over high heat. When boiling, drop in meatballs. Stir in escarole, lemon zest, and orzo. Return to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cook at a slow boil for 10 minutes or until orzo is tender, stirring frequently. Serve sprinkled with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 11.5g; carbohydrates 15.4g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 55.3mg; sodium 98.6mg. Full Nutrition