Italian Wedding Soup

4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
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Italian Wedding Soup is warm and comforting and filled with tender chicken meatballs, carrots, spinach, and acici de pepe.  This classic Italian soup will become and instant family favorite!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • For the meatballs:
  • 8 ounce ground chicken
  • 8 ounce ground chicken sausage casings removed
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • For the soup:
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 large carrots chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 10 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup uncooked acini di pepe pasta orzo will also work
  • 4 cups spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan


  1. To make the meatballs: In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the ground chicken, chicken sausage, bread crumbs, egg,  Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Roll into one inch meatballs making about 25-30.

  2. In a large pot add the olive oil, onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add in the chicken stock, pasta and meatballs and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes until meatballs are cooked through and pasta is tender. Stir in spinach and allow to wilt. Season with salt and pepper and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese.