Healthy Italian Meatball Wedding Soup Recipe #ASpicyPerspective #glutenfree #skinny
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Healthy Italian Wedding Soup

A lighter (and gluten free) version of classic Italian Meatball Soup! This skinny wedding soup is bursting with juicy meatballs, pasta, and herbs!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


For the meatballs:

For the soup:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • 2 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 12 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups gluten free pasta (use any small shape)
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach, packed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ cup shaved parmesan cheese


  • For the meatballs: In a large bowl mix the ground turkey sausage, gluten free bread crumbs, egg, and milk. Mix by hand until the mixture is very smooth.
  • Place a large 6-8 quart soup pot over medium heat. Add the oil, chopped onion, garlic, carrots, and celery to the pot. Sauté for 5 minutes, to soften the vegetables.
  • Add the dill, parsley, and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer.
  • While the soup is heating, roll the meat into small tight 1 inch balls. Once the soup starts to simmer, add in the meatballs, 3-5 at a time, stirring so they don’t stick to the bottom.
  • After all the meatballs are in the soup, simmer an additional 5 minutes. Then stir in the gluten free pasta, spinach, lemon juice, and crushed red pepper. Simmer the pasta 6-8 minutes, or according to the package instructions.
  • Taste, salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.



Gluten Free pasta does not hold up in liquid very long. It will need to be eaten right away. If not gluten free, use standard bread crumbs and pasta, so the soup can be enjoyed as leftovers.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1405mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2250IU | Vitamin C: 22.1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1.7mg