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Keto Italian Wedding Soup
Prep
10 mins
Cook
25 mins
Total
35 mins
 

This sensational Italian soup is simple to prepare, light, satisfying, and loaded with tasty beef meatballs and savory spinach. It’s also easy to customize: Make the meatballs using pork, turkey, or a combination. Swap in other greens, such as kale, Swiss chard, or escarole, for some variety. Recipe from Keto-Mojo

Course: Dinners + Mains, Light Meal
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: American, Dinners + Mains, Italian, Light Meal
Diet: Keto, Low Carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 408 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb ground beef (85% lean)
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese grated, divided
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup parsley minced fresh (or 2 tbsp dried)
  • 1 tbsp shallot finely minced
  • 1 clove garlic grated or crushed
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 16 oz baby spinach roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Position an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, then grease it with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil.

  3. Pour the chicken broth into a large pot and bring it to a mellow simmer.

  4. In a medium bowl, break up the beef into small chunks. Add 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese and the heavy cream, egg, parsley, shallot, garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. With clean hands or a wooden spoon, gently mix until just combined; do not over-mix.

  5. Lightly oil your hands with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil, then make 24 small round meatballs and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

  6. Bake the meatballs until they’re golden brown, turning halfway through cooking, 15 to 18 minutes total.

  7. Add the meatballs to the chicken broth and simmer on low, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped spinach until it’s wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Divide the soup among 4 bowls. Drizzle each serving with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Italian Wedding Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 1781mg77%
Potassium 1374mg39%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 11382IU228%
Vitamin C 62mg75%
Calcium 387mg39%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.