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Italian Wedding Soup

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Italian Wedding Soup

The original recipe is from the December 2015 issue of Food Network Magazine. It freezes really well and is delicious!
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: BarrettFamilyRecipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 401kcal
Author: ChooseFI
Cost: $2/serving

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese plus more for topping
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz bag spinach
  • 4 oz ditalini pasta about ¾ cup

Instructions

  • Preheat the broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Combine the ground turkey, ricotta, pesto, parmesan ½ tsp salt and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until just combined. Form into 30-40 small meatballs (about 1 tablespoon each); transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Broil until lightly browned, 5-7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a medium Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning and ½ tsp salt. Cook, stirring, until the onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, 2 cups water, the spinach and pasta. Cover and bring to a boil, then partially uncover and reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook until pasta is al dente, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the meatballs and simmer, uncovered, until warmed through, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve in soup bowls, top with parmesan cheese, if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

Total cost of the meal for 6:
  • 2 lb ground turkey = $6
  • Ricotta cheese = $0.75
  • Store bought pesto = $1
  • 8 oz bag spinach = $2
  • Pasta = $0.40
  • Onion, garlic, parmesan cheese = $1
Total cost of meal = $11.65 ($1.94 per person for 6 main dish servings)

Nutrition

Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1035mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2mg
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