Healthy Meal Prep
Italian Wedding Soup with Orzo Recipe

Italian Wedding Soup with Orzo


Mini meatballs mingle among orzo, parsnips, spinach, and more veggies in this Italian wedding soup that'll turn any dinner into an occasion.


  • ¼ pound ground pork
  • ¼ pound ground beef
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tablespoons panko bread crumbs, or more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 parsnip, diced
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Mix pork, beef, egg white, bread crumbs, and Italian seasoning together in a bowl. Form very small, pea-sized meatballs.
  2. Heat oil in a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, parsnip, onion, herbes de Provence, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until vegetables are soft, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Pour chicken broth into the pot; bring to a boil. Add the mini meatballs and orzo pasta. Reduce heat to low; let simmer until flavors combine, 15 to 20 minutes. Add spinach; cook until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

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Nutritional Information

Italian Wedding Soup with Orzo

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 413.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 45 %
carbohydrates: 16 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 15 %
fat: 23 %
saturated fat: 24 %
cholesterol: 15 %
vitamin a iu: 139 %
niacin equivalents: 61 %
vitamin b6: 17 %
vitamin c: 15 %
folate: 40 %
calcium: 12 %
iron: 18 %
magnesium: 22 %
potassium: 14 %
sodium: 56 %
thiamin: 21 %
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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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