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Italian Wedding Soup

  • 20 min
    Prep Time
  • 45 min
    Total Time
  • 6 people
  • 446 per 1 serving


  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (amount divided in recipe steps below)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil (amount divided in recipe steps below)
  • 3 carrot, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups Pacific Foods® Organic Chicken Bone Broth with Sea Salt
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 8 ounces grass-fed ground beef


  • Step 1

    Add beef, pork, bread crumbs, parsley, oregano, half the Parmesan cheese, egg, salt, and pepper to a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to gently break up mixture and distribute ingredients. Shape mixture into small (1-inch) meatballs and transfer to a large baking tray drizzled with half the oil. 

  • Step 2

    Place oven rack on highest shelf and turn oven to broil. Broil meatballs for 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Note that the meatballs will not be fully cooked, they'll continue to cook in the soup. 

  • Step 3

    Add remaining oil to a large pot over medium high heat. Add celery, carrots and onion and saute for 8 minutes, or until softened. Stir in garlic and saute 2 minutes. 

  • Step 4

    Pour in stock and bring mixture to a boil. Add pasta and meatballs to soup, reduce heat to medium low, cover, and cook until pasta is tender and meatballs are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add spinach and stir until wilted. Divide soup into bowls and garnish with remaining Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Calories 446
Total Fat 17 g
Sat. Fat 6.1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 96 mg
Sodium 810 mg
Total Carb 34 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 34 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 21 %DV
Iron 17 %DV
Potassium 15 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.