Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup–an easy version of a popular soup. A flavorful brothy soup with orzo and meatballs made in your slow cooker.
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Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup
After looking over several different recipes for Italian wedding soup I decided that my best bet was to make this as simple and easy as possible. I know that’s how I like most of my recipes to be. And I’m sure you’re the same. So I decided to go with frozen meatballs instead of making them from scratch.
I usually buy my frozen meatballs in a big bag from Costco. They are Italian style meatballs and are tasty and inexpensive.
I went with orzo for the pasta choice in this soup. I know others have used couscous, stars or acini de pepe. I usually have a few cups of orzo hanging in my pantry so that’s what I chose. Plus I like the shape and size of it for this soup. It’s not overbearing (like penne would be) but not so small either (couscous).
My family and I enjoyed this soup very much and I will be making it often. I bet you’ll like it too!
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What Slow Cooker Did You Use?
To make Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup I used my Ninja Auto-iQ 6 Quart Slow Cooker.* My favorite feature of this slow cooker is that it has a stove top function. This is perfect for sauteing or browning before you slow cook. This slow cooker has four manual cooking functions: slow cook, stove top sear/Saute, steam, and bake.
An easy version of a popular soup. A flavorful brothy soup with orzo and meatballs made in your slow cooker.
- 1 small or medium yellow onion, diced
- 2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
- 2 ribs of celery, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 pound frozen Italian-style meatballs
- 3 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups low sodium beef broth
- 2 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp onion soup mix
- 1 Tbsp ketchup
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
- Optional: 2 cups chopped spinach or kale
- Add onion, carrots, celery, meatballs, chicken broth, beef broth, basil, garlic powder, onion soup mix, ketchup and thyme into the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours.
- Add in the pasta and cover the slow cooker. Turn slow cooker to high. Let the pasta cook until tender, about 30 minutes.
- Add in spinach or kale, if desired. Ladle into bowls and serve.
- Category: Soup
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: Italian
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