Light Italian Wedding Soup
This healthier take on a classic soup includes lots of greens and turkey meatballs.
- Total Time:
- Servings: 6
Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2009
- 1 pound ground dark-meat turkey (93 percent lean)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes in juice
- 2 heads escarole (2 pounds total), cored, trimmed, and coarsely chopped
In a bowl, combine turkey, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Using 1 tablespoon for each, roll mixture into balls.
In a large pot, heat oil over medium. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add broth and tomatoes (with juice); bring to a simmer. Add meatballs; cook, without stirring, until meatballs float to surface, about 5 minutes.
Add as much escarole to pot as will fit. Cook, gradually adding remaining escarole, until wilted and meatballs are cooked through, about 5 minutes more. Thin soup with water if desired; season with salt and pepper. Serve soup sprinkled with more Parmesan.