“I Do” Love Italian Wedding Bell Soup

So simple, so sumptuous is  say yes every time. These ingredients will NEVER get divorced!


  • 1 lb. ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 egg
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Bread crumbs (Italian seasoned)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 2-3 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 cup chopped (fresh) basil
  • 1 small box of orzo
  • 2 cartons of chicken broth
  • 2 cups of water (or 1 cup water and 1 cup dry white wine ex: Chardonnay)
  • 1/2 bag baby spinach


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil (for the orzo).
  • In a separate pot combine chicken broth, water (and wine-optional) and (raw) meatballs and bring to a boil.
  • Meatballs:
  • In a large mixing bowl combine egg, garlic, ground meat, salt, pepper, garlic, basil, bread crumbs and cheese.
  • Mix well & form meatballs
  • Pour orzo into boiling liquid and cook over medium/high heat until cooked.
  • Drain orzo and set aside.
  • Once the chicken stock has come to a boil check the meatballs to ensure that they have cook through completely.
  • Add the baby spinach and let it reduce (about 2-3 minutes).


  • Add one scoop of orzo to a bowl.
  • Ladle soup over it and serve hot.






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