Jenny's Healthy Italian Wedding Soup

I made this on Saturday and it came out SO GOOD!! My trio go back to school this week and they love to take soup in their thermos, and I thought they would really enjoy this, and they did!! YUM!

Jenny’s Healthy Italian Wedding Soup


3/4 pound LEAN ground turkey

1/2 cup brown rice bread crumbs

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon Italian Spice blend

1 egg or egg substitute to equal 1 egg



1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 large onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

10 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 (10-ounce) bag chopped fresh KALE

1 box gluten free pasta (I used Bowtie)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, garlic, Italian seasoning, and egg. Form into 30 to 40 small (1-inch) meatballs.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick spray. Arrange meatballs in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes or until meatballs are lightly brown and cooked through.

In a pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic, cook for 5 to 6 minutes until tender. In a separate cooking pot, add chicken broth and bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer and add kale. Cook for 5 minutes. Add pasta and cook an additional 8 minutes. Add cooked meatballs and cook for 5 minutes.

Comments (17) -

  • Jen
    I have to try this! It looks so yummy and not too complicated. Thanks for sharing!
  • That looks great! I will have to try!
  • Yum! This looks tasty!
  • This is one of my favorite soups! Where I used to work they had a chef that made this - so delicious!
  • This looks so good!
  • Wedding soup is HUGE where I live.

    Totally going to try out your recipe...even "pinned" it to my Fit & Fabulous board! ;)
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  • I have heard of Italian wedding soup, but had no idea what was in it. Wow I want to go make it now, sounds so yummy, thanks for sharing
  • Thanks for sharing - sounds yummy
  • I love that this had turkey!  Smile
  • OMG! There is this restaurant we go to a few times a year, cus it's high class, and they have the best wedding soup! Def gotta try this recipe out! THanks for sharing.
  • This looks yummy! Wonder if I could make it Paleo??
  • Sure you could, Katie. Use something else for the bread crumbs....and leave out the pasta. Voila. Instant Paleo.
  • Mmmmmm, soup. Hook up the kale and meatballs girl!
  • Yummy looking recipe! Fortified with kale it is a must try. Hope my kids love it.
  • Oh wow - this sounds so good. I've definitely pinned it for future reference!
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