Italian Wedding Soup with Escarole

Parsley and Parmesan, plus a low and slow cooking method, makes the meatballs in this Italian Wedding Soup recipe tender and delicious.

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Italian Wedding Soup with Escarole

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs (low)

Italian Wedding Soup with Escarole

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine eggs, onion, bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape mixture into forty 1-1/4-inch meatballs. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil; brown meatballs, half at a time. Drain on paper toweling.
  2. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine broth, carrots, dried oregano (if using), the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Gently add meatballs.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 hours, stirring in fresh oregano (if using), pasta, and escarole during the last 20 minutes of cooking. Ladle into bowls. If desired, garnish with oregano sprigs. Soup will thicken upon standing.

From the Test Kitchen

For Easy Cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

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Nutrition Facts (Italian Wedding Soup with Escarole)

  • Per serving:
  • 330 kcal ,
  • 10 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat ,
  • 100 mg chol. ,
  • 1024 mg sodium ,
  • 31 g carb. ,
  • 3 g fiber ,
  • 5 g sugar ,
  • 28 g pro.
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52 Ratings
329 Days Ago
This recipe looks really good but I do appreciate your tips. I will definately consider them, Thank you
1033 Days Ago
If you don't parboil your escarole first, look out- your soup will be so bitter it will be inedible. Lots of people use spinach instead for this reason, or a combination of the greens.
1381 Days Ago
Do not add the pasta to the crock pot. The starch will get into the soup and make it much thicker than you'd like especially if there are leftovers. Cook the pasta separately then add at the end. The "wedding" part comes from bringing all of the ingredients together after they have been cooked. And this is a very American dish, despite the name.

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