Italian Wedding Soup

Submitted by Sjnque


Meatballs: In a mixing bowl, combine: 1 egg, beaten 1/2 medium-sized onion 2 tablespoon parsley 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano (optional) 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 pound  ground beef ( we use ground turkey) 1/4 cup water Knead and make into marble-sized balls. Bake on cooking sheet (greased with cooking spray &/or rubbed with a teaspoon of olive oil) at 350 F  for 30 minutes.

Broth: In a pot or slowcooker, combine: 2 14.5-ounce  cans chicken broth 4 soup cans of water (58 ounces; about a liter) two chicken bullion cubes, depending on how much chicken flavor you like. Salt to taste 1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes 1 package frozen chopped spinach 1/2 chopped medium onion 1/4 cup sliced carrots Bring to a boil. Add meatballs. Simmer covered for 45 minutes [4 hrs in slowcooker].

Add uncooked Acini pepe - 44 pasta and cook another 20 minutes.