Mar 21 2009

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Italian Wedding Soup for a Crowd

Tonight is our turn to serve supper after church. I’m sharing one of my favorite soups out of my soup nazi stash…and I have even managed to make it super easy. Some days I like to do it all from scratch…but not when I am making a large batch.

So, here is my recipe for Italian Wedding soup for a crowd!

Saute a pound of finely diced carrots, a pound of finely diced celery and a pound of finely diced onion in some Olive Oil. Wait until it all looks soft. Then add about three gallons of water, and a jar of Orrington Farms Gourmet Chicken Soup Base (This stuff is awesome and is the closest I have found to homemade chicken stock. Chicken is the first ingredient and it is MSG free). I bring the whole mixture to a low boil, add about four cloves of crushed garlic, and then plop in a pound of Acini di Pepe pasta. Let it simmer for a bit so the pasta can cook, then add a bag of frozen Italian Style meatballs. Simeks is my favorite brand, they have good flavor and just the right shape and size. Simmer for a bit to heat the meatballs through, then add a bag or two of frozen whole leaf spinach. Heat through. Serve, topped with fresh grated parmesan and some crusty bread!

I’ll post some pictures tonight after the soup is cooked. I can almost taste it now!

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I'm a Lutheran pastor's wife and mom to six kids, including toddler twin girls. My life is sometimes normal, and sometimes crazy; but through it all, I know that I am blessed! Some people say that I have my hands full, I prefer to call it living life with both hands full, and I love it!

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  1. Ethan, Zach, and Emm

    Thank you thank you thank you for posting this recipe! I wrote it down a while ago, but do you think I can find it? (One of those things in the moving black hole…) Yum!

  2. Nancy

    This sounds great!

  3. Ethan, Zach, and Emm

    Seriously Pam, that picture has me drooling now. I WANT SOME.

  4. Melinda

    yum! I make a fake italian wedding soup with ditaline pasta, quartered turkey meatballs and trader joes broth and spinach, it's a fave in this house.

  5. Cheryl

    Sounds great! How many does it serve? I need to prepare a church dinner for 90-100, soup for 50.

    1. Dakotapam

      I would say this serves at least 50. I use the biggest stockpot I own:)

  6. Cheryl

    I made a small batch for my family this week. Delicious! Do you have any other great soup recipes for a crowd? I’m the new soup chef for my church’s Wednesday night dinner 🙂

    1. Dakotapam

      Tomorrow I will post my rotisserie chicken noodle soup recipe! So easy, tastes great and perfect for a crowd!

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