Italian Wedding Style Tortellini Soup

Sunday, May 31, 2009
Italian Wedding soup is a Traditional Italian Soup.
It has been made several different ways. Here is out way we like our soup made.


This is a hearty chicken soup, with various kinds of pasta in it. Your choice of  ditalini,, acini di pepe, tortellini, broken up vermicelli and orzo. Meatballs, escarole, carrots, celery garlic, parsley and basil.
Of course for all of you out there that love the taste of onion, that can go into this soup also.



This is a blue bowl etched with sterling silver filled with a bowl of Authentic Traditional Italian Wedding Soup. This is how to make Italian Wedding soup with all fresh ingredients in this bowl of soup. Meatballs, Celery, Carrots, Acini Di Pepi pasta, diced tomatoes in a rich chicken broth homemade from scratch.






Controversial Soup



I made both an Authentic version and then another version with tortellini and other pasta in this soup.


You choose which one you prefer.


If you can't find escarole or certain pasta, this is an alternative to the authentic version.


Some folks have argued what's right or wrong, so you can make this the way you love it.



this is a traditional Italian Wedding Style Tortellini Soup with escarole, carrots, pasta, meatballs, carrots, fresh herbs and spices in a soup bowl with a spoon and grated cheese on top




Bone In Chicken Parts


It takes a good long simmer to make a delicious soup broth.


We like using chicken legs, thighs, or whatever parts you have, even boneless chicken breast are fine but to make a rich broth you want to use bone in chicken parts.


That is a rich broth is made with parts of the chicken.


this is a white bowl of Italian Wedding  Style Tortellini  Soup. The soup has various kinds of pasta like ditalini, tortellini in a chicken broth with pastine, escarole, carrots with tomatoes and fresh herbs.



Traditional Italian Flavors



The authentic or traditional soup has been a controversy for years and years on what the REAL thing is, in my eyes


there are no "authentic" ones except whomever the first person made it and since we go back to the first soup made in 6000 BC there are no rules here.



this is a white bowl of Italian Wedding  Style Tortellini  Soup. The soup has various kinds of pasta like ditalini, tortellini in a chicken broth with pastine, escarole, carrots with tomatoes and fresh herbs.






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this is a white bowl of Italian Wedding  Style Tortellini  Soup. The soup has various kinds of pasta like ditalini, tortellini in a chicken broth with pastine, escarole, carrots with tomatoes and fresh herbs.



So Many Recipes



If you google this soup you will find thousands of versions as there versions of  Italians that call and make it their Region in Italy's way.


One rule of thumb, always try to use fresh ingredients, herbs and spices.


this is a white bowl of Italian Wedding  Style Tortellini  Soup. The soup has various kinds of pasta like ditalini, tortellini in a chicken broth with pastine, escarole, carrots with tomatoes and fresh herbs.


Family Versions



This is my family version and my mom, Aunt and Grandma had even a different version.


This has pastine, meatballs, bits of escarole and lots vegetables IE, carrots, chopped tomato and celery, escarole, you can add more of any of them to include fennel.


This could be considered an impostor sporting a little different version of wedding soup by adding tortellini, spinach or other ingredients.


Soup is made to your liking, recipes are a guideline to follow.


this is a white bowl of Italian Wedding  Style Tortellini  Soup. The soup has various kinds of pasta like ditalini, tortellini in a chicken broth with pastine, escarole, carrots with tomatoes and fresh herbs.


No Right or Wrong Way



Some people put spinach in their soup I always use escarole.


Soup is whatever you like it to be, that's why they call it soup.



this is a white bowl of Italian Wedding  Style Tortellini  Soup. The soup has various kinds of pasta like ditalini, tortellini in a chicken broth with pastine, escarole, carrots with tomatoes and fresh herbs.




Anything Goes in the Pot!



We didn't always stick to the same type of chicken soup it was whatever we had in the house to go in that pot.


So when times were tough, whatever they had went in the pot it could be meat beef bones, veal bone,  chicken., whatever they had leftovers of went into the pot.



This is a huge pot of the real deal Wedding soup filled with a bowl of Authentic Traditional Italian Wedding Soup. This is how to make Italian Wedding soup with all fresh ingredients in this bowl of soup. Meatballs, Celery, Carrots, Acini Di Pepi pasta, diced tomatoes in a rich chicken broth homemade from scratch.



Authentic Wedding Soup



Adding Tortellini and other pasta isn't authentic wedding soup, shown in the above photo is an authentic pot.


Adding meatballs with acini di pepe is the authentic Italian Wedding Soup with escarole not spinach shown below.


This is a blue bowl etched with sterling silver filled with a bowl of Authentic Traditional Italian Wedding Soup. This is how to make Italian Wedding soup with all fresh ingredients in this bowl of soup. Meatballs, Celery, Carrots, Acini Di Pepi pasta, diced tomatoes in a rich chicken broth homemade from scratch.


I love this Soup Either Way!



Whatever you like is the soup you should make that your family likes.


Maybe you won't be a fan of a non authentic style wedding soup but it was economical way to feed a large family.


Depression foods were the best.


That is how soup was developed in our home, use what you have available, it may not be authentic every time and got adapted through the years for sure.


My traditional soup will not disappoint you and is easy to make.




this is a white bowl of Italian Wedding  Style Tortellini  Soup. The soup has various kinds of pasta like ditalini, tortellini in a chicken broth with pastine, escarole, carrots with tomatoes and fresh herbs.


Wedding Soup



This Italian Wedding Style Tortellini Soup is made our family way and how we like it.


Adapt your soup to how you like it.


Change it up, omit what you don't like and enjoy a bowl a delicious homemade soup.


To us, this is our best version and recipe for this Italian Wedding Style Tortellini Soup.


Hope you enjoy it too.



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This is a blue bowl etched with sterling silver filled with a bowl of Authentic Traditional Italian Wedding Soup. This is how to make Italian Wedding soup with all fresh ingredients in this bowl of soup. Meatballs, Celery, Carrots, Acini Di Pepi pasta, diced tomatoes in a rich chicken broth homemade from scratch.



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Watch My Video On Authentic Italian Wedding Soup








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this is a white bowl of Italian Wedding  Style Tortellini  Soup. The soup has various kinds of pasta like ditalini, tortellini in a chicken broth with pastine, escarole, carrots with tomatoes and fresh herbs.

Italian Wedding Style Tortellini Soup

prep time: 15 minscook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 hours and 15 mins
This our way of making this Traditional Italian Wedding Soup

ingredients:

Meatballs:
1/2 cup of ground round, turkey or a mixture of pork and ground beef
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons Italian flavored bread crumbs
3 tablespoons grating cheese
mix together set aside.

 In a large soup pot, use 8 chicken legs, or thighs, cubed breast meat and place it in 4 quarts of water boil for an hour. Put on low to simmer. After the chicken is done around 1 hour. Pull the chicken off the bone and put back into the pot.
In the meantime make the meatballs below and set aside.

(For those not making their own broth )you will need:

Use several 16 oz cans of chicken broth to equal the 4 quarts of broth add more water if needed.  You will need to have cooked chicken to add to the pot as well.

1 head of escarole cleaned and boiled for 30 minutes separately or you can use 1 /2 package fresh or frozen spinach (about 5 oz chopped uncooked add this to the pot.
1 cup finger carrots or crinkle cut carrots)
1/4 cup celery chopped
1 onion finely minced optional
1 large 16 oz can of whole tomatoes chopped or use diced
1/2 teaspoon oregano, parsley, garlic powder,thyme, rosemary, black pepper and pinch of cayenne pepper.
salt and pepper to taste
grated Romano cheese
Boil pasta of choice to package instructions

instructions:

While  the soup is boiling,  roll tiny small meatballs and add to boiling pot. with all the vegetables, spices, salt , pepper to taste.

Boil 1 package fresh tortellini cooked separately until tender.

You can cook 1/2 cup of pasta of your choice separately (above picture mentioned and used several options, or you can even use long grain rice if you like.

Drain tortellini and other pasta using, put all in pot..... if broth is low add more canned chicken broth or water. Just before serving add 1/2 cup of Romano grated cheese and stir. Sprinkle more on top of your bowl of soup if you love cheese like we do.
calories
179
fat (grams)
11
sat. fat (grams)
2
carbs (grams)
16
net carbs
11
protein (grams)
17
sugar (grams)
2
Created using The Recipes Generator




Italian Wedding Style Tortellini Soup Pin for Later



this is a white bowl of Italian Wedding  Style Tortellini  Soup. The soup has various kinds of pasta like ditalini, tortellini in a chicken broth with pastine, escarole, carrots with tomatoes and fresh herbs.



this is a white bowl of Italian Wedding  Style Tortellini  Soup. The soup has various kinds of pasta like ditalini, tortellini in a chicken broth with pastine, escarole, carrots with tomatoes and fresh herbs.




Italian Wedding Soup Pin for later



This is a blue bowl etched with sterling silver filled with a bowl of Authentic Traditional Italian Wedding Soup. This is how to make Italian Wedding soup with all fresh ingredients in this bowl of soup. Meatballs, Celery, Carrots, Acini Di Pepi pasta, diced tomatoes in a rich chicken broth homemade from scratch.





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31 comments

  1. This looks really good and healthy. Can't wait to try this recipe.

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  2. This looks great and healthy with all the fresh ingredients. I can't wait to try this recipe.

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  3. This is one of my favorite kinds of soup - hearty and comforting. Looks great!

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  4. I love the recipe's that you have shared with us, thank you! I have shared your site with several friends also, good luck!I work with Theresa, we met a tPam's wedding shower.
    Deana Lafferty

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  5. Thank you all for the wonderful comments, the soup is as good as it looks, had it for dinner, it never lets me down, always satisfied with the results....please let me know how you like it.

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  6. Let the record show I am on the site and drooling over tortellini soup!

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  7. Are these your recipes or do you find them?

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  8. The soup is all mine and most desserts, most others are remastered, my Moms, Grandma Ferraro Colenzo and Aunt Mary. They all showed me how, but revising into recipes was difficult when everything was measured by handfuls....so this is a family heirloom of memories and tributes.

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  9. My wife, the Italian, says that tortellini's don't belong in traditional "Italian Wedding Soup". Plus she taught me to make it with escarole and not spinach. but escarole is hard to find in some parts of the country.

    I say, if it's in the fridge it can go in the soup! :0) Then call it what you like, just make sure you call me for dinner!

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  10. Yes, your wife is correct, this is not your traditional wedding soup, this is adapted to what we all like in our home and moderated. We love the added flavor tortellini gives this recipe, and combined them, not calling this Traditional. Also have posted in the past, The Traditional Wedding Soup, using the traditional pastine and meatballs, I am certain all my Italian followers know the difference and would omit if thats what they are looking for is the true Traditional Soup also...thank you for posting.

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  11. I love italian wedding soup, especially since it makes a lot of left overs when you make it in the crock pot. This soup is very hearty and definitely helps scare away the sniffles.

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  12. I always enjoy different versions of wedding soup. There seem to be countless varieties as you described. I've learned thru trial and error, not to add the pastini or other noodles if you are freezing leftover soup. The noodles get mushy once frozen. Thanks for the great recipe

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  13. @brad thanks for that tip on freezing. I have never had the opportunity, with my kids they either eat it for two or three days worth.... but I like that idea to freeze for holidays...thanks :)

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  14. Thank you Claudia! Happy Easter to you!

    Leticia (from What's Cookin'?)

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  15. That tortellini soup looks quite comforting. This looks like something I'd throw together on a rainy day and have while snuggled up in a blanket.

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  16. This soup sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. It's sooo time for soup. This one looks delicious and comforting!

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  18. What a great classic! I'm ready for some cooler weather here in Texas so I can make your delicious soup.

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  19. I love Wedding Soup, but have never had it with tortellini - sounds delicious!

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  20. My husband would absolutely love this!!

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  21. This sounds so comforting and delicious! Perfect for the cold weather. :)

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  22. My family is fond of the authentic Italian wedding soup, but the tortellini version sounds delicious as well!

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  23. This is new to me but it looks so yummy. Yes soup is whatever you can put in there and it's always so hard to always be traditional. I love the meatballs!

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  24. I think all seasons are soup season. This soup is right up my alley!

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  25. This soup looks very good, I think it's a great idea for dinner. It look so yummy! I want to try it immediately. Wonderful combination of ingredients.

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  26. That is always an interesting soup. I have always heard about the Italian wedding soup but never had it really. The ingredients look very interesting. I think I'd really enjoy it.

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  27. Wow that must been the favorite soup of many. it looks like labour of work. Love hearty healthy soups like this.

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  28. Soup looks great. Would be perfect for the cold months ahead. Can't wait to try it.

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  29. We love our soups -- after all I was raised on lots of soup. And I think every family has their own version of Wedding Soup. Yours looks very hearty and it would be completely satisfying. It would make a great dinner or luncheon dish.

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  30. I love soup, it's one of my favorite things about the fall season. Hubby enjoys Italian wedding soup and I'm sure he'd enjoy trying yours.

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