Italian Wedding Soup

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Winter keeps getting colder and colder here in Texas and that only means… more and more soups! I’ve been on an Italian soup kick lately and my family is very happy about it. There is something just so comforting about pasta in soups to me. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of the soups, I grew up eating in Mexico. There is just nothing that a good soup can’t fix.

What you need to make Italian Wedding Soup

Ground turkey

Fresh bread crumbs


Italian seasoning

Parmesan cheese






Chicken broth



Helpful tips and tricks

I wanted to make this soup a little lighter, that is why I am using lean ground turkey. You can also make the more traditional version using a combination of ground beef and pork.

Fresh breadcrumbs are nothing other than fresh bread tore apart. If I don’t happen to have day old bread, I just use regular sandwich bread and tear it into teeny tiny pieces. You don’t need store bought breadcrumbs for this recipe.

I know it sounds weird, but the warm water makes the meatballs tender and light. Believe me it works. Same with the nutmeg, you are not going to taste much of it, or any at all but it’s going to add a little warmth to the meatballs,

Homemade stock is always best but if you don’t make your own, I suggest buying a low sodium version, that way you control the amount of salt that goes into the soup.

This was my first time trying Pastina. I was surprised how just a little amount of pasta went a very long way. I have used Orzo and Ditalini for different soups and I normally need twice as much pasta. I suggest following the serving size suggestion on the pasta package if you are using a different shape.

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Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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