Monday, March 31, 2008

Italian Wedding Soup: Just like Wawa

When we lived in NJ, one of things my husband loved was Italian Wedding Soup from Wawa. We had it at many diners and fine restaurants all over the northeast, but he would always say he preferred the Wawa soup. Today was cold and rainy and soup sounded like just the thing. My husband said he missed Italian Wedding soup, so I thought I would give it a try. I already had a great recipe for meatballs, made and frozen. I had a gallon bag of homemade turkey stock and a bag spinach in the freezer and a box of orzo in the pantry. I was thrilled when Hubby said it was just like Wawa's. With the meatballs made ahead and waiting in the freezer, it was a meal that was ready in less than 20 minutes.

Meatballs for Italian wedding soup

3lbs ground beef
1.25 lbs ground pork
1 can parm cheese
4 eggs beaten
4 garlic cloves

Mix together. Bake. Add to soup.

Meatballs simmering in just a little broth:

Add the rest of the broth (I used a gallon) bring to a boil and add orzo. Orzo takes about 7 minutes to cook so I add in the thawed spinach when there was 1 minute to go.

A big ole pot of deliciousness:

1 comment:

Jen said...

How long and at what temperature do you bake the meatballs?

And this recipe made me laugh, because it was you who had to tell em what a Wawa was way back when!