Ina Garten's Italian Wedding Soup (Back to Basics / Barefoot Con Recipe

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Ina Garten's Italian Wedding Soup (Back to Basics / Barefoot Con
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the meatballs, place ground chicken.chicken sausage, bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, Pecorino Romano, Parmesan, milk, egg, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 tsp.pepper in a bowl and combine gently with a fork.
  3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. With a teaspoon, drop 1 to 1 1/4-inch meatballs onto the sheet pan. You should have about 40 meatballs.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, until cooked through and lightly browned. Set aside.
  5. In the meantime, for the soup, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat in a large heavy-bottomed soup pot.
  6. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and saute until softened, 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken stock and wine and bring to a boil.
  7. Add the pasta to the simmering broth and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until the pasta is tender.
  8. Add the fresh dill and then the meatballs to the soup and simmer for 1 minute. Taste for salt and pepper.
  9. Stir in the fresh spinach and cook for 1 minute, until the spinach is just wilted.
  10. Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle each serving with extra grated Parmesan cheese.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 346.5 Kcal (1451 kJ)
Calories from fat 140.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.58g 24%
Cholesterol 70.39mg 23%
Sodium 832.48mg 35%
Potassium 788.39mg 17%
Total Carbs 28.68g 10%
Sugars 7.89g 32%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 21.37g 43%
Vitamin C 15.7mg 26%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 173.9mg 17%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 69.74 Kcal (292 kJ)
Calories from fat 28.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.14g 24%
Cholesterol 14.17mg 23%
Sodium 167.56mg 35%
Potassium 158.68mg 17%
Total Carbs 5.77g 10%
Sugars 1.59g 32%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 8%
Protein 4.3g 43%
Vitamin C 3.2mg 26%
Iron 0.5mg 13%
Calcium 35mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.8
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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