Italian Wedding Soup for a Crowd

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

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 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.

How to Make 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 or fresh whole leaf spinach. Heat through. Serve, topped with fresh grated parmesan and some crusty bread!

Italian Wedding Soup is a family favorite and is filling enough that it is a “dinner soup” that needs only a chunk of crusty bread to satisfy my hungry boys! And, like most Italian food, it tastes even better the next day! I heated up some leftovers to send in a Thermos  for my 7-year-old’s lunch today!


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About the author : Dakotapam

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!

8 comments to “Italian Wedding Soup for a Crowd”

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  1. Ethan, Zach, and Emm - March 21, 2009 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 Reply

    This sounds great!

  3. Ethan, Zach, and Emm - March 22, 2009 Reply

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

  4. Melinda - March 25, 2009 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 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 Reply

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

  6. Cheryl - October 10, 2012 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 Reply

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

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