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Easy Italian Wedding Soup with Chicken Meatballs

This Easy Italian Wedding Soup with Chicken Meatballs is packed with healthy delicious ingredients, is  lean, hearty recipe. Perfect for meal prepping and eating healthy  family dinner. 

Course Main Course
Keyword Italian Wedding Soup, Meatballs, Soup
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 544 kcal


  • 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 ⅓ cups chopped yellow onion
  • cup chopped carrot
  • cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup orzo preferably whole-wheat
  • 1  teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 20 cooked chicken meatballs RECIPE BELOW
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add broth, cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Add orzo, Italian seasoning and salt; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the orzo is just tender, about 9 minutes.
  4. Stir in meatballs, cover pot and cook until the meatballs are heated through and the about 5 minutes.

  5. Toss in spinach, cover and let spinach wilt, about 2-3 minutes.

  6. Serve sprinkled with cheese.

Recipe Notes

Store covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.