Italian Wedding Soup #ItalianFood

My Italian Wedding Soup marries chicken with kale. Tender chicken meatballs and chunks of chicken, kale, pasta and Parmesan cheese. A hearty, satisfying soup to brighten winter.
Italian Wedding Soup
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Italian Wedding Soup
My dad was actually born on the boat on it’s way to America from Italy. He was inside United States territorial water so he was a deemed a citizen. I don’t know much about his side of the family. He died when I small.
But there is definitely Italian in me when it comes to food!
I chose Italian Wedding Soup for my contribution to our Festive Foodies #ItalianDay event. Italian Wedding soup is a celebration soup that marries meat and greens. Usually the meatballs are beef. Chunks of chicken and spinach, kale or collards are added to the broth. Some people add cheese, eggs and pasta.
My version is made with chicken meatballs, chunks of chicken and kale. I added acini di pepe pasta and parmesan cheese.
Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups shredded kale
  • 1 cup acini di pepe
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese


  • Mix together ground chicken, onion, bread crumbs, egg, bread crumbs,Italian seasoning,salt and pepper. Form 1/2-inch balls. Brown in oil. Finish off in 350 oven for about 10 minutes
  • Bring broth, kale, chicken and pasta to a boil. Cook over medium heat until chicken is cooked. Add meatballs and cheese. Heat thoroughly.
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Thank you Ellen from Family Around the Table for hosting our Italian Day event!

Enjoy a taste of Italy with Festive Foodies!

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20 Responses to Italian Wedding Soup #ItalianFood

  1. Ellen says:

    Such a hearty soup! What a neat story about your dad being born on the boat to America! Pinning so I can make when the weather is cooler.

  2. Wendy says:

    Love Italian Wedding Soup. Thanks for sharing Cindy.

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  4. Hezzi-D says:

    One of my all time favorite soups! Looks yummy!

  5. Satisfying and healthy! A win-win in my book.

  6. Eileen Kelly says:

    I love your Italian Wedding Soup Recipe! This is a favorite soup of mine and I love to make everyones recipes. Such a comforting soup!

  7. Jolene says:

    Love that you added kale, I struggle with getting my green veggies in. Can’t wait to give it a try!

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  9. Looks delicious, filling and satisfying! I love the mix of ingredients especially the addition of kale. A must-try!

  10. Anne Lawton says:

    I love wedding soup, and adding kale is such a good idea!

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