Italian Wedding Soup: Minestra Maritata
Italian Wedding Soup: Minestra Maritata
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 25 min
  • total: 45 min
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  • Ingredients

    • For the meatballs:
    • 6 ounces ground pork
    • 6 ounces ground beef
    • ¼ cup plain bread crumbs
    • ¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino cheese
    • 1 tablespoon finely minced onion
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ teapsoon grated black pepper
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 2 tablespoons cream
    • For the soup:
    • 5 cups chopped greens (kale, spinach, escarole, curly endive, broccoli rabe)
    • ½ cup cubed pancetta (can substitute bacon)
    • 1 medium yellow onion, minced (minus the tablespoon you steal for the meatballs)
    • ½ cup chopped fennel bulb
    • 1 small red chile, minced (seeds removed)
    • 1 bay leaf
    • ½ cup dry white wine
    • 6 cups stock of your choice (a mixture of chicken and beef works well)
    • 1 cup acini di pepe pasta
    • Salt and pepper
    • ¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 510 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 27 g 40.78%
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g 46.98%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 166 mg 55.42%
    • Sodium: 411 mg 17.14%
    • Calcium: 123 mg 12.33%
    • Potassium: 632 mg 18.06%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 18.81%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 7 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5.66%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 54 g
    • Alcohol: 2 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 23.18%
    • Vitamin C 14.72%
    • Vitamin D 2.25%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat7
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total6 oz-eq

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