How to make Italian Wedding Soup

Italian style wedding soup recipe

Warm up on a cold winter day with a hot bowl of homemade wedding soup. This recipe has been in our family for generations. There are many variations of wedding soup, but I like this one the best because this recipe is right from my grandmother’s kitchen.

This Italian style wedding soup recipe has been passed down from my grandmother to my mother and now to Fran.

This soup is a great starter for any meal. Wedding soup is a favorite in our house, especially around the Holidays. 

Some variations to this recipe are, add carrots, or some people add Orzo, or you could use ground pork for your meatballs. So, you can make this delicious soup to your taste.

Ingredients for Italian Wedding Soup:
  • 6 chicken breast (you can use boneless)
  • 1 whole onion
  • 1 stock of celery (Cut into small Pieces)
  • 3 stocks of endive or escarole (clean, boil, squeeze all of the water out, cut into small pieces)
  • Salt (To Taste)
  • Pepper (To Taste)
  • Chicken base (2- cans of Swanson chicken broth)
 Ingredients for the meatballs:
  1. We use a 12-quart pot, add chicken, carrots, celery, and onion to the pot, cover with water and boil.
  2. When chicken is cooked (tender) remove the chicken, set aside to cool
  3. Mix the ground beef with the ingredients, roll into small 1" meatballs, you can fry them or bake in the oven
  4. Shred or cut the chicken into small pieces
  5. Skim the foam from the broth and discard the onion
  6. Add the chicken, greens, and meatballs back into the broth
  7. Add the 2 cans of Swanson chicken broth (we like to use low sodium broth)
  8. Bring the soup to a boil, and then let it simmer for about 15 minutes
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In this picture, our homemade Italian wedding soup simmers on the stove top. This soup brings back so many fond Holiday memories at Grandma's house. 

Serve your wedding soup with these homemade Soup Croutons

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy


  1. My husband likes this soup. Have to show him this recipe.

    1. Oh give it a try, I'm sure you guys will like it. Thanks for stopping by and and have a wonderful day :)

  2. I really like Italian Wedding soup and Chickarina soup. I've saved your recipe.

  3. Soups are favorite foods of mine, and I'll be trying this recipe. I have several recipes of my grandmother's which I use for holidays, and they are precious.


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