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 de 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 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.


Maybe not the authentic style wedding soup but it was economical and fed the family, that's what mattered.

Depression foods were the best.

That is how soup was developed in our home, use what you have available, it may not be authentic but 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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Southwest Chicken Soup
Southwest Tex Mex Sauce
Zuppa Di Pesce
Chilled Blueberry Soup
Best Soup Roundup
Chicken Escarole Bread Ball Soup
Butternut Squash Soup
Very Vegetable Chicken 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.

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

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.

Also cook 1/2 cup of pasta of your choice separately (above picture mentioned and used several, or even 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.
calories
179
fat (grams)
11
sat. fat (grams)
2
carbs (grams)
16
net carbs
11
protein (grams)
17
sugar (grams)
2
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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.




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17 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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