Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Italian Wedding Soup




I've had Italian Wedding Soup out of a can a thousand times in my life, but I had never thought about making it at home.  Then I saw Nikki's post and couldn't get it out of my mind.  Since it was cold and rainy on Sunday, it felt like the perfect time to try it out and it was the perfect rainy day meal.  I used this recipe for the meatballs (I used ground turkey) and this one for the soup, substituting pasta with white kidney beans (per Nikki's suggestion).  I love finding a soup that's flavorful and hearty while still being healthy and this was all of the above.  What's your go-to rainy day meal?

32 comments:

Anna of IHOD said...

This sounds divine!
I am so going to make this next week.
Thanks for sharing!
Anna

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I want this. Hmm I'm wondering where I can find endive or escarole around here...

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

shopgirl said...

I love this soup too! I'm definitely book marking this for future reference.

Thanks sweetie!

p.s. you look darling in your outfit below.

xo

jillian m. said...

i've only had italian wedding soup once in my life and i loved it! this looks so delicious. i love that it's hearty and healthy. too many soups are watery and under-filling.

Gabriel said...

This soup is really delicious, especially the meatballs!

Sarah said...

That soup looks amazing! Way better than any Italian wedding soup I've ever tried.

Taylor said...

Man, I almost made this on Sunday - you are making me regret it!!!!

My go to rainy meal is probably spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread...not the healthiest but tasty!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

sounds amazing! definitely one to save for future rainy days :)

Cara said...

Wow! I have never seen it made this way!

Anna Jane said...

um, YUM that looks amazing! perfect for the rainy day we're having here.

Daisy said...

never was a big fan of italian wedding, but this soup looks so good!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

looks SO yummy. def better than my campbell's!

Laura Thatcher said...

Perfect for a rainy day! Looks like I'll be making that for dinner tomorrow.

Jamie said...

OH. EM. GEE!! I am bookmarking this!! I LOVE homemade soup, but wedding soup is the Sh*t!! This looks amazing!!!!

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Kristyn Burtt said...

That looks amazing! By the way, I love my new Asos clutch!!
KB
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Marcie said...

Yum and Yum! I finally made soup this weekend too! I am surprised at how easy it was and how great it tastes. Now that I am on a soup kick, I will be trying this out!

xo marcie

Nicole Marie said...

yum!

Carrie said...

whoa. you are not playing around. i saw nikki's post and experienced serious mouth watering. now you've convinced me i need to try!! wow val this looks so good.

xo,
c

Carrie said...

meanwhile val it's me carrie but at work signed into a different account. wah.

ps-the sun is shining.

yay!!

val - chris got the keys. the countdown is on.

i have to email you!!

Marie said...

I love this soup, one of my favorites.:D

Happy Tuesday!:D

***** Marie ******
allthingsmarie.com

erin said...

it's grey and gloomy here today and makes me want to go home and cook this up! i love meatballs and this looks amazing!

comfort food for me is using something italian...and i love it baked with melted cheese. you know, incredibly healthy! haha

17 Perth said...

I am not a huge fan of wedding soup--I mean--it is okay. BUT, I think wedding soup like this would be delish!

Gareen said...

Yummmm!!! I love Italian wedding soup...those meatballs look soo tasty. Good try!

Josie said...

This looks amazing... I love soup on a dreary day!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Amber Blue Bird said...

that looks really tasty!

Torrie said...

I love any type of soup on a rainy day, and this looks healthy and delicious! Yesterday, I made potato, leeks, and garlic (all roasted first... Mmmm) soup. My ultimate rainy day meal would include soup, with Grilled cheese sandwiches on the side =).

Katie said...

That looks amazing!

Annie said...

Oh my gosh, this looks soooooooo good!!! Between Nikki's post and this post, now I REALLY need to try making this asap! :)

Nikki said...

Awww Im so happy you made it and liked it Valerie!
I ran out of leftovers and Ive been craving it. Need to make another batch this week!

XOXO
Nikki

Marisa said...

That looks sooo good and I'm gonna need some soup. Now that we had our first tornados of the season it's going to snow again. Boo.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This soup looks so delicious! i may have to make some of this tomorrow!

Lyndsy said...

This recipe looks incredible! YUM!!! Thanks for sharing!!