Well truth be told I was going to do a great recipe for Italian carrot cake for Easter, but it turned out awful (still not sure exactly what happened), so I had to ditch that idea.
Instead I thought about my previous recipes and last year I did the Easter Bread recipe so this year I will bring back into the spotlight our Italian wedding soup. I had created a video for this a few years ago and it is quite an easy recipe! Much easier than you would think.
Since I’ve got a larger number of followers now, I thought, resending this recipe wouldn’t hurt and would be appreciated by my new subscribers!
It takes a total of 90 minutes, but most of it is unattended. It is a very simple recipe with just a few ingredients most of us have:
- Romano (or Parmesan) cheese
- salt and pepper
- orzo (small oval pasta noodles)
The idea of wedding soup (so they say) isn’t so much that it is for weddings – although it can be today, but the idea of the ingredients blending together in the soup like a marriage, so not really a “wedding” soup but a “marriage” soup.
Well, the romantic side of me can appreciate all the background and setting of the stage so to speak, but let’s get down to the point…. great simple Italian recipe that if I can make and enjoy… you can too!
Here’s a quick video you can watch:
Some people don’t use the pasta in the soup. I personally like it to bulk it up a bit more, but the preference is yours. Also, if you like to make your meatballs with pork or veal you can do that too. Basically the first 7 ingredients are what I use to make meatballs, so feel free to make your own adjustments.
- 1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large pot
- 2. Create your meatballs using the first 7 ingredients above – make them small about 1/2 inch in size
- 3. Lower them into the broth and cook over a light boil for about an hour
- 4. Cook the pasta separately, drain and set aside with a little bit of pasta water to prevent sticking
- 5. When meatballs are fully cooked through, serve in pasta bowls with the orzo
- 5. Top with extra Romano or Parmesan cheese
Don’t forget, presentation can really top the cake too – use some nice Italian pasta soup bowls and have a nice glass of wine (or whatever your preference) along with some classic Italian bread and fresh salad.
Enjoy and Happy Resurrection Sunday!