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1. April 2013 18:51
by jennifer

Jenny's Healthy Italian Wedding Soup

1. April 2013 18:51 by jennifer | 17 Comments

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) -


I have to try this! It looks so yummy and not too complicated. Thanks for sharing!

mindy artze

That looks great! I will have to try!

Nichole C

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!

Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness

I've never tried wedding soup but this looks delicious. I wonder if I can make it vegan Smile


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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Sarah Scott

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

Sarah Scott

Thanks for sharing - sounds yummy

Jody Morgan

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.

Kia Ruiz

Mmmmmm, soup. Hook up the kale and meatballs girl!

Dee Copeland

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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