Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup

Cozy up with a bowl of this yummy Crock Pot Italian Wedding Soup ~ you don't have to have all the right ingredients for it to taste good
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Author Meme

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 lb . lean ground meat {turkey breast lean ground beef, or chicken breast}
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 TBSP dried parsley
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Soup

  • 4 cups no-salt added chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups escarole {or kale}
  • parmesan cheese for topping if desired

Instructions

Meatballs

  • Stir together all the meatball ingredients gently {you don't want to over mix}. Shape them into teaspoon sized balls and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Soup

  • Add all of the ingredients except the escarole or kale and parmesan cheese to a slow cooker. Turn on high and cover.
  • After 30 minutes, add in meatballs carefully. Cook on High for 5 hours or Low for 7 hours.
  • Remove bay leaves. Stir in escarole or kale and let cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Serve in soup bowls and top with parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!

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