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Italian Wedding Soup II

Italian Wedding Soup II Recipe


Chicken broth, ground beef, and escarole are the primary ingredients of this traditional soup. The ground beef is combined with bread crumbs, egg, and Parmesan cheese to make bite-sized meat balls, which float amid the escarole broth.


  • 2 medium heads escarole, cleaned and chopped
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 large eggs eggs, divided
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot of boiling water, add the escarole and cook until it wilts (this removes the bitter taste from the greens). Remove from heat and strain the greens from the water. When cooled, squeeze out all excess liquid.
  2. In a separate pot over medium heat, bring the broth to a boil. In a separate large bowl, combine the ground beef, 1 egg, breadcrumbs, basil, parsley and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Mix well and form into bite-size balls. Drop the balls into the broth. When they rise to the top, they are cooked.
  3. Add the escarole to the broth. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 3 eggs with the remaining 1 cup of cheese. Pour this mixture into the soup, stirring continuously, until the egg is cooked.

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Nutritional Information

Italian Wedding Soup II

Servings Per Recipe: 7
Calories: 449
% Daily Value *
protein: 61 %
carbohydrates: 6 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 23 %
fat: 43 %
saturated fat: 58 %
cholesterol: 59 %
vitamin a iu: 70 %
niacin equivalents: 103 %
vitamin b6: 19 %
vitamin c: 17 %
folate: 63 %
calcium: 35 %
iron: 28 %
magnesium: 21 %
potassium: 28 %
sodium: 55 %
thiamin: 30 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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