Italian Wedding Soup

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Italian wedding soup is full of vegetables, mini meatballs and pasta. I love using my freezer turkey meatballs recipe for a healthier twist. 

italian wedding soup

This Italian wedding soup is a healthier version of the authentic Italian soup. I use vegetable packed turkey meatballs and chalk them full of healthy vegetables. 

Shred vegetables like zucchini or carrots to add moisture and an extra nutrient boost. 

Wedding soup is the perfect meal prep item to make double and take to a friend in need or even freeze for a later use. I love using these containers for the soup. 

I also love to make extra meatball mixture to have on hand. You can double that portion of the recipe, bake them off and place half in the freezer for a later use. 

You can even use this meatball base recipe to make Baked Turkey Meatballs With Wheels and Healthy Turkey Burger Recipe- Hawaiian Style!

Does Italian Wedding Soup Have Pasta In It?

Typically a traditional Italian Wedding Soup is made with ground pork or beef meatballs, escarole, vegetables and small shaped pasta. 

You can use any small shaped pasta you have on hand. 

Can I use ground beef or pork for the meatballs?

You certainly can! Use whatever type of ground meat you would like. Ground turkey is just a healthier option. 

How To Make Healthier Soup:

This soup recipe is very simple and straight forward without a lot of extra ingredients. I like adding zucchini to my carrot, celery and onion mixture but you can add any extra vegetables you like. 

I also use ground turkey for the meatball portion to make it healthier.

How To Make Healthy Turkey Meatballs:

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We are morphing this turkey meatball mixture into three different meals!
Meatball base recipe: Shred carrots on a the fine side of a hand grater.
Shred the zucchini and strain out excess liquid.
Add the drained vegetables to the bowl. Add the ground turkey.
Season with Montreal steak seasoning and mix to combine.
Form four turkey burgers and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Freeze for a later use.
Form meatballs with the remaining meat mixture and place on a foil lined baking sheet.
Bake at 400 F for 15-20 minutes. Cool and freeze in two separate ziplocs to have on hand.
Meal #1: to make meatballs and wheels bring a pot of water to a boil and add salt. Cook pasta.
Add meatballs to a pan with sauce over medium heat and bring to a simmer until warmed through.
Drain pasta and add it to the sauce and meatballs.
Meal #1 Meatballs and wheels. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve with a side salad.
Meal #2: Hawaiian turkey burgers. Secure your cutting board with a wet paper towel.
Cut the pineapple in 1/4 inch slices. And remove core with a cookie cutter.
Make the sauce by combining grape jelly and BBQ sauce. Set aside.
Cook the frozen turkey burgers on a foil lined baking sheet at 400 for about 30 minutes or cooked.
Make brown sugar jalapeño bacon or crisp up some bacon.
Grill the pineapple.
Top buns with sauce, cheese, burgers, lettuce, grilled pineapple, bacon and optional red onion.
Meal #2 Hawaiian turkey burgers
Meal #3 Italian Wedding Soup: Dice carrots.
Add the carrots to a bowl. Dice celery and add to the bowl.
Dice a white onion and zucchini and add to the bowl.
To make the soup sauté the vegetables in some avocado oil for 10 minutes.
Add the meatballs.
Add chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
Add pasta of choice and cook for 8 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Season with salt to taste.
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italian wedding soup

Italian Wedding Soup

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Healthy comfort food! This is the perfect soup to make for your kids.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup zucchini, finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup carrots, finely shredded
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 6 large carrots, diced small
  • 1 head celery, diced small
  • 1 white onion, diced small
  • 2 zucchini, diced small
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups dry pasta wheels
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, zucchini, carrots and steak seasoning.
    2. With clean hands, scoop out a heaping tablespoon of meat mixture to form mini meatballs. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
    3. Cook the meatballs in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
    4. Preheat a large stockpot over medium high heat. Add the oil, carrots, celery, onion and zucchini and saute for 5 minutes.
    5. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. When simmering add the pasta, and cook for 7-10 minutes or until noodles are cooked. Add the meatballs, season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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