Sunday, February 1, 2009

Big Sister's Favorite New Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

We had some friends over a few weeks back to bake cookies. Lunch that day was soup. Big Sister requested this one and it was, as always, tasty and simple. I know it may not be true Italian Wedding Soup, but that's what we call it. Hope you like it, too.

Italian Wedding Soup

1 lb. lean ground turkey (don't buy plain ground turkey, buy the lean stuff)
1 tbsp. Penzey's Italian Sausage Seasoning (you haven't ordered any YET?)
3 quarts good chicken broth (homemade is great, organic store bought is okay, too)
1 lb. small pasta, whole wheat or regular, you choose...that is ditalini in the photo
1 bag fresh baby spinach or 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach (kale is good, too)
Fresh Parmesan for shaving on top

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix turkey with Italian Sausage Seasoning. Make tiny meatballs and place them on a greased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat chicken broth to boiling. Add pasta and cook until just slightly done. Add spinach and stir to wilt. Continue cooking broth, pasta and spinach until pasta is al dente. Add meatballs and heat through.
Serve with crusty bread and shave fresh parmesan on top. Delicious!
**The recipe depends on having a good, flavorful chicken broth base. Spend a little extra and buy Organic Chicken Broth or make your own using the technique I wrote about in the Chicken and Dumplings post.

Be blessed~


Sophie said...

I think it sounds delicious! I just placed an order with Penzeys a few days ago and ordered their sausage seasoning, but I didn't know they had an Italian one :). I'll have to try it some time.