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Italian wedding soup is a simple and healthy soup that can be served anytime, not just weddings. This low-sodium version cooks in the slow cooker to produce a flavorful soup that can be served as a starter or main course. 

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup


  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
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Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 lb lean ground meat (I used beef)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Soup

  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 carrots, peeled & chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked orzo pasta
  • 4 ounces fresh baby spinach

Instructions

  • To make meatballs: in a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and shape into 1-inch balls.
  • To make the soup: put the meatballs and all the remaining ingredients in the slow cooker EXCEPT the orzo and spinach.
  • Cook high 2-4 or low 5-7.
  • Stir in the pasta & spinach & cook an additional 15 minutes or until the pasta is soft.

Notes

You can find full nutritional information in The Low Sodium Slow Cooker Cookbook.