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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Comments: 8

  1. Ethan, Zach, and Emm March 21, 2009 at 5:52 am Reply

    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 March 21, 2009 at 2:04 pm Reply

    This sounds great!

  3. Ethan, Zach, and Emm March 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm Reply

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

  4. Melinda March 25, 2009 at 5:59 am Reply

    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 October 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm Reply

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

    • Dakotapam October 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm Reply

      I would say this serves at least 50. I use the biggest stockpot I own:)
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  6. Cheryl October 10, 2012 at 7:26 am Reply

    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 :)

    • Dakotapam October 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm Reply

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