Italian Wedding Soup #SundaySupper

I love this time of year. Football season is wrapping up.  Luckily both Reis and Riley’s teams are going to play-offs.  It’s getting chilly out.  And we are all starting to think about the Holidays.

This time of year always reminds me of the Traditions we have nurtured in our homes. Those traditions become such a big part of our families.  After a busy Saturday of Football, I asked the boys what they would like for this weeks Sunday Supper.  I was so surprised by Ronnie’s answer.  He told me he was craving Italian Wedding Soup.  The reason I was so surprised is that this is a dish that I normally only cook as a starter to a Holiday Meal. My family loves it but it never occurred to me to make it for Sunday Supper.  After thinking about it.  Italian Wedding Soup really is a meal in itself.  Pasta, eggs, spinach and meatballs… pretty hearty.  I made a simple garden salad to go along and warm crusty bread and boy was it good!

Since it is Football Season, our Sunday Supper Around the Family Table quickly turned to all the great plays, missed catches and great calls in this weeks football games. Reis’s team is 10-0. What a huge accomplishment!

Alexandra called home from College and when she heard what I was making, said “What! that should be illegal for you to make Italian Wedding Soup when I am not home!”



Follow Recipe for Family Foodie Meatballs. Make half of the recipe and roll them into tiny meatballs. Click below.

Family Foodie Meatballs 



3 Eggs

1 10 oz package of Chopped Spinach

1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese

3 32 oz packages of Chicken Broth

8 oz Orzo Pasta

  • Make meatballs and set aside.
  • Mix Spinach Eggs and Parmesan Cheese well
  • Bring Chicken Broth to a boil
  • Drop the Spinach mixture into the boiling water by the spoonful
  • Reduce heat to a simmer
  • Add Meatballs and Orzo pasta and simmer on low for 3 hours, stirring occasionally
Kid Ratings: Ronnie 10, Reis 10, Riley 9
This Sunday, I made the full version of my Meatball Recipe and made a quick marinara sauce. Now I am all set for dinner options for the week.



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gina Pelloni (@GPdogma)
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 13:29:33

    Your Daughter’s comment reminded me of something I recently said to my Dad. My Mom was making her Italian Cheesecake for dinner guests (which is usually reserved for special family events) and I (a 52 yr old “grown” woman) heard myself whining like a spoiled little brat, “She’s not allowed to make that for anyone but ME!!”. My Dad thought that was hysterical and made me call back later when Mom was home just so she could hear her “baby” whine again..just for her. Needless to say, they both got a good laugh from my dismay! I guess when it comes to our Mom’s good food…we never grow up, do we?


    • Family Foodie
      Nov 01, 2011 @ 01:55:20

      Thank you for sharing your story. I really makes me realize how important traditions are within our family. No matter what age, we love the comfort of those traditions!


  2. Miranda
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 02:27:29

    Always great to have traditions and memories that take you back. I am not a fan of the canned soup, but I have never made homemade Italian Wedding Soup. I will definitely try though, this looks delicious.


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