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Mama Marie's Wedding Soup

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Updated May 17, 2019
Mama Maries Wedding Soup
2 Hr 30 Min

You're gonna want to grab the biggest ladle in the house when you make Mama Marie's Wedding Soup, 'cause this comforting soup is the perfect marriage of tastes and textures. Between the meatballs and the fresh greens, we can't decide what we like best!

What You'll Need

  • 11 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14-ounce) package cocktail-sized frozen meatballs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups freshly chopped escarole or spinach
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish (optional)

What to Do

  1. In a 5-quart or larger slow cooker, combine broth and meatballs. Cover and cook on HIGH 2-1/2 hours or on LOW 6 hours or until meatballs are heated through.
  2. Remove cover and gradually stir in egg, forming thin strands. Stir in escarole and 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately topped with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Most people think Mama Marie's Wedding Soup got its name by being served at Italian weddings, but that's not the case. The translation of the name actually refers to the marriage of the meatballs and greens, not the bride and groom!
  • Remember the dippers! Try our All Wrapped Up Garlic Bread for a classic Italian taste, or we bet you'll love our Parmesan Onion Board! Both pair wonderfully with this recipe! 
  • How did you enjoy the married flavors of meatballs and greens? Let us know in the comments! 

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Real Italian wedding soup does NOT have egg in it. It also does have Acini Di Pepe (type of small pasta) and shredded chicken.

Great... I make my own meatballs and drop them right onto the soup simmering till done then add escarole or spinach and a handful of Acini De pepe (in the pasta isle) then simmer a few minutes stirring often I do not add red pepper flakes but always have a bottle handy for anyone who wants to add it great soup always have plenty of hot cheesy garlic bread to go with it Now that's Italian!

In addition to the Acini Di Pepe, a form of pasta, I add a bit of crushed red pepper to add a bit of "heat". It can be served on the side for those who don't like the heat. I have also made this and added butter beans or cannellini beans -- if you do, then omit the Acini Di Pepe. If you make your own meatballs, try making them with either sweet or hot Italian turkey sausage. Omit the crushed red pepper if you use hot turkey sausage. Definitely need the crunchy garlic bread on the side. This is a yummy soup for cold winter nights -- and don't forget the glass of vino!

you forgot the aci de pepe or little rings thus the symbol of wedding (rings) get it


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