Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Italian Wedding Soup

Last week I posted a menu with this link to Ina Garten's Italian Wedding Soup recipe on the Food Network website.  


I listed it because one of the main components, ground turkey, is currently on sale at Sunset Foods and Dominick's, and because this is one of my favorite soup recipes!  It is simple, yet full of flavor.  The meatballs are roasted in the oven which not only provides even browning, it saves you from having to cook them in batches in a greasy pot.  While the meatballs cook, the rest of the soup comes together in minutes.  Before you know it, dinner is ready and your house smells amazing!  

This recipe is also kid tested and approved.  Tonight, I plated it with the pasta separate from the meatballs and carrots, just the way my picky eaters like it.  Not only did my son clean his plate without any parental guidance, he was telling his sisters that the meatballs were "really, really good!"  This was a first for my meat hating, carb lover and I was thrilled!

**Ina's recipe uses ground chicken, but I usually substitute ground turkey because I buy it in bulk at Costco and always have some in my freezer.  She also uses homemade chicken stock.  I don't have the time for that extra step so I always use packaged, preferably Organic Low Sodium**

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