Italian Wedding Soup ~ The Barefoot Contessa

We like this soup very much, very satisfying ~ but not heavy.
Little (baked) meatballs dropped into a flavorful chicken stock with celery, carrot, tiny pasta, fresh spinach stirred in at the last moment, and garnished with grated Parmesan cheese.

I substituted ground turkey, and turkey sausage ~ it was marvelous!

It received a solid "thumbs-up" at my house.

I served it with warm, toasty garlic bread, which complemented it very nicely.

It really hit the spot after a long day in the garden as the temperatures cooled a bit.

If you make it, I hope you like it as as much as we did.

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Thank you for stopping by! Have a good week.


  1. Hi I have just come across your blog and it is fantastic! I love Ina and use some of her recipes and love her cookbooks! I can't wait to look through more past posts and see other neat things!

    All the best,

  2. Hi Mari! Your soup looks fantastic. I love Ina and frequently cook her recipes.

  3. I loved this too, Mari! You're so right that it's satisfying but not heavy.

  4. I could just see you and Ina in the kitchen.. just make sure I am there too! Somehow!

  5. You made your soup look so delicious~!! Your photos are super!

  6. I copied the recipe, Mari. Thanks! It looks delicious....Christine

  7. The soup looks great...this is my first visit to your blog. I love your header :)

  8. Another masterpiece. I love that soup. If I could only dip my spoon through the screen.

  9. oh my goodness this looks delicious!!

  10. I have tried this recipe as well and it is the best one out there. I'm going to make some tomorrow - it's been so nasty & cold here!

    Hey great picture!


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