A big bowl of Italian wedding soup is a flavorful marriage of ingredients. Mini turkey meatballs are broiled until golden brown, then simmered with vegetables. This recipe features cheese-filled tortellini, but you can always go the classic route and use acini de pepe pasta.
Italian wedding soup is affectionately called minestra marinata or married soup. It begins with a savory chicken stock base followed by add-ins like vegetables, meat, pasta, or legumes. The recipe is customizable to your liking, and thankfully tastes nothing like the salty, canned, store-bought version.
For a gourmet twist, homemade turkey meatballs are broiled to add texture and flavor. The smaller-sized portions perfectly nestle into the soup spoon. Instead of using the traditional tiny round and hollow acini de pepe pasta, I use tortellini to make the meal heartier.