Escarole Soup with Turkey Meatballs (Italian Wedding Soup) is a delicious, easy, one-pot meal!
Yield: 8 servings
4.75 from 4 votes

Escarole Soup with Turkey Meatballs (Italian Wedding Soup)

Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Escarole Soup with Turkey Meatballs (Italian Wedding Soup) is a delicious, easy, one-pot meal!

Ingredients

For the Meatballs:

  • 20 oz 1.3 lb ground turkey breast 99% lean
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup onion (minced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the soup:

  • 8 cups fat-free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 16 oz head escarole, chopped
  • fresh cracked pepper (to taste)
  • 3 oz 1/2 cup uncooked orzo (omit or use GF pasta for GF)

Instructions

Stove Directions:

  • Heat a large pot over med-high heat and add the chicken broth, bring it to a boil, covered.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, onion, garlic, salt and cheese. Using your (clean) hands, gently mix all the ingredients well until everything is combined.
  • Form small meatballs, about 1 tbsp each, you'll get about 40.
  • When the broth comes to a boil, drop the meatballs in, add the orzo and chopped escarole.
  • Add fresh pepper, adjust salt as needed and cook according to pasta directions, about 10 minutes or until orzo and meatballs are cooked.

Instant Pot Directions:

  • Pour the chicken broth in the pot, cover and cook high pressure 1 minute to bring it to a boil. Quick or natural release.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, onion, garlic, salt and cheese. Using your (clean) hands, gently mix all the ingredients well until everything is combined.
  • Form small meatballs, about 1 tbsp each, you'll get about 40.
  • When the broth comes to a boil, drop the meatballs in, add the orzo and chopped escarole. Add fresh pepper, adjust salt as needed, cover and cook high pressure about 5 minutes, quick release.
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Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 167kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 3g, Sodium: 647.5mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 0.5g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 2
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 5