I made this delicious and easy Italian Wedding Soup using Johnsonville® Meatballs as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions are my own.
Spaghetti and meatballs is a family favorite. A classic. A wonderful stand-by, welcome-anytime meal.
But spaghetti is far from the only thing that meatballs are good for. I’ve made 15-minute meatball sliders, meatball fettucini alfredo (I’m drooling just thinking about it!), quick meatball stroganoff, and even chipotle peach meatball appetizers perfect for the Big Game.
Meatballs are so versatile, and Johnsonville® meatballs are the best tasting, highest quality frozen meatball I’ve tasted. Ever. Because I don’t always have time to make meatballs from scratch, I always have a bag of frozen meatballs in my freezer for great tasting meals without a ton of time slaving away in the kitchen.
This week, I was trying to come up with a new way to feature meatballs at family dinner time. Since we are loving soups this time of the year, I decided to try an Italian Wedding Soup and was blown away with how perfectly it came together. What’s more….it’s so healthy, full of hearty vegetables, comforting broth, and Johnsonville® meatballs, made with only premium cuts of meat and spices.
Easy Italian Wedding Soup
- 1 cup carrots, diced
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cups fresh spinach, sliced
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 cup water
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ cup dried orzo, cooked
- 1 package Johnsonville® meatballs
- Chop carrots and onion. Heat olive oil in a large stock pot and add chopped carrots, onion, and garlic, stirring, for about 5 minutes. Add spinach and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- Add broth, water, basil and meatballs and heat on medium for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to low and simmer another 15 minutes or til ready to serve.
- While soup is simmering, in a separate pot, cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and add to soup before serving.
This was a hit in our house, even with the kids! I especially loved hearing the older kids telling my youngest how even the spinach tasted delicious in the soup.
This recipe makes 8-9 filling servings. It’s perfect for leftovers the next day, too.
How do you like to serve up a quick Italian dinner for your family? Next time Italian food is on the menu, be sure to add some Johnsonville® meatballs for a more delicious dinner!
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