Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup –One of the most traditional recipes in Italian cooking is Italian Wedding Soup. This hearty soup gets its name because it was traditionally served at weddings as a first course. It has since become famous for other celebrations and holidays, but Italians still think of it as their “wedding” soup.
This hearty soup gets its name because it was traditionally served at weddings as a first course. It has since become famous for other celebrations and holidays, but Italians still think of it as their “wedding” soup.
If you are looking for a delicious, hearty soup to warm your soul on chilly winter days, you must try this Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup. This recipe is easy to make with wholesome ingredients that will fill up your tummy and leave you feeling satisfied. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner!
If you fall in love making soups in the Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi, some of my family’s favorite Instant Pot Soup Recipes are INSTANT POT COPYCAT PANERA’S BROCCOLI AND CHEDDAR SOUP, INSTANT POT CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP, INSTANT POT CHICKEN POT PIE SOUP, and INSTANT POT FRENCH ONION SOUP
What is Italian Wedding Soup?
I’m here to tell you about a delicious dish perfect for this time of year. Italian Wedding Soup combines an assortment of vegetables, pasta, and meatballs in a flavorful broth. It’s one of my favorite dishes because it’s so versatile- the recipes are almost endless!
Traditionally served at Italian weddings, this is a delicious soup. You can add many ingredients to suit your tastes or take out certain ones if they aren’t something you like. This soup comes together quickly and easily with only a few ingredients. And all of the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store!
Ingredients Needed For Italian Wedding Soup Instant Pot
If you’re looking for a hearty, comforting soup to warm up on those cold winter days (or even just as an excuse to eat tons of veggies), this Italian Wedding Soup recipe is perfect. It includes instructions not only for making your meatballs from scratch.
Remember the step-by-step directions below, as well as the nutritional information.
- Ground Meat: Use ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken. A great way to make even more flavor for your Italian meatballs is using some Italian sausage in the homemade meatballs.
- Italian Bread Crumbs
- Parmesan Cheese
- Chicken Broth or Chicken Stock
- Ditalini Pasta
- Frozen Spinach or Chopped Spinach
- Seasonings and Spices: Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, and Italian Seasoning.
How To Make Italian Wedding Soup In Instant Pot
Step One: Prepare The Juicy Meatballs
Start by making the meat mixture in a large mixing bowl. Mix the meat, breadcrumbs, cheese, egg, and spices. Mix well. Then roll them out on a greased baking sheet (about one teaspoon). Pop into the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Step Two: Prepare The Flavorful Soup
Meanwhile, mix well with the chicken broth (stock), spinach, and pasta in the bottom of the pot. Then add the frozen meatballs. Add the lid to the Instant Pot, ensure the vent is sealed, set the pressure cook function, set high pressure, and set the cooking time for 4 minutes. Right before adding your lift, use a wooden spoon, to mix the bottom of the pot.
Step Three: Finish The Soup
Let the pressure naturally release when the time is up. When all of the pressure has been removed from the Instant Pot, open the lid (it should freely open, NEVER force a cover open). Mix well. Season with additional salt and pepper, and garnish with Parmesan cheese if you would like.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
Meat: The perfect meatball recipe for any meal! Use beef, chicken, or turkey to make these tasty bites. You can also use diced Italian sausages if you wish. You can use turkey meatballs or chicken malls for this recipe.
Vegetables: You can add veggies like carrots, swiss chard, leafy greens, and green beans to the soup. Or you could use kale instead of spinach and endive for something with more flavor!
Pasta: You can substitute ditalini pasta for elbow macaroni, Israeli Couscous, or orzo.
Making the meatballs ahead of time
The Instant Pot is a time-saving kitchen appliance that can make any meal more delicious. With this recipe, you’ll be able to have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes with meatballs and an already-cooked soup!
I often make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze them. So, when I’m ready to make this sup, I am prepared to go. The meatballs will stay frozen for about 2 to 3 months. Just keep them in a freezer bag.
Small meatballs or mini meatballs make the best meatballs for the soup.
What Type of Pasta?
Wondering what type of pasta goes into Italian Wedding Soup? Italian Wedding Soup is a delicious summertime treat. To make it, use small pasta that will mix nicely with other ingredients. Some great suggestions are
- Alphabet Pasta
- Achini di Pepe
- Small Shells
- Pepe Pasta
Storing and Reheating
The best way to store your soups and stews is in the fridge. You can do this by transferring it into an airtight container with a lid, getting it there within two hours of preparation time!
Reheating: Ladle the leftover soup into bowls, then place the bowl into the microwave and heat until warmed through.
Freezing Italian Wedding Soup
This is a great recipe that you can freeze for later. I love making a double batch, and freezing some when you are craving some Olive Garden Italian Wedding Soup, the copycat version!
Let the soup cool to room temperature and then place it into a freezer-safe container. Placed into the freezer the soup will last for 2 to 3 months. To thaw place the soup into the refrigerator overnight, and then reheat in a small saucepan, or in the microwave. Heat the soup until it’s warmed through.
What To Serve With Italian Wedding Soup
Think about all of the amazing Italian dishes that you can serve with Italian wedding soup. From classic pasta dishes to seafood favorites, there are endless possibilities. Here are some of our favorite recipes to serve with this comforting soup.
Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup
What could be more comforting on a cold winter day than a big bowl of Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup? This soup is loaded with vegetables, meatballs, and noodles, and it’s perfect for feeding a crowd. Plus, it’s easy to make in the crock pot so you can come home to a delicious meal without any effort.
Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker. You will need to use frozen meatballs, and heat them on low for 6 to 8 hours.
More Instant Pot Recipes
If you love the Italian Wedding Soup Instant Pot Recipe, check out these recipes. If you loved this Instant Pot Soups Recipes, be sure to check out my other recipes, after all, who doesn’t love easy soup recipes?
- INSTANT POT COPYCAT PANERA’S BROCCOLI AND CHEDDAR SOUP
- INSTANT POT CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP
- EASY INSTANT POT CHICKEN POT PIE SOUP
- INSTANT POT FRENCH ONION SOUP
- INSTANT POT CREAM OF BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
- EASY INSTANT POT BROCCOLI AND CHEDDAR CHEESE SOUP
- INSTANT POT HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP
- INSTANT POT CHICKEN AND GNOCCHI SOUP (OLIVE GARDEN COPYCAT)
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Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup
- 1 pound ground meat
- 1/4 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 64 ounces chicken broth, or chicken stock
- 6 ounces ditalini pasta
- 8 ounces frozen spinach
- Start by making the meatballs in a large mixing bowl. Mix the meat, breadcrumbs, cheese, egg, and spices. Mix well. Then roll them out on a greased baking sheet (about 1 teaspoon). Pop into the freezer for about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix well with the chicken broth (stock), spinach, and pasta to the Instant Pot. Then add the frozen meatballs. Add the lid to the Instant Pot, ensure the vent is sealed, set the manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
- Removed from the Instant Pot, open the lid (it should freely open, NEVER force a cover open). Mix well. Season with additional salt and pepper, and garnish with Parmesan cheese if you would like.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
- Pressure Cooker, Ninja Foodi, or Instant Pot