Growing up, my Uncle Bob used to make his family's famous Italian Wedding Soup. My cousin passed the recipe on to me several years ago, and I love to revisit its soulful flavors and share with family and friends at holiday time. This soup is inspired by my uncle's traditional recipe, using Garden Fresh Gourmet® Chicken Noodle with Kale Soup as a base. The meatballs are easy to make, especially with kids. And they are full of flavor from the chicken sausage and turkey mixed with a good amount of Romano cheese. You might want to double the recipe for your family this holiday. This soup is snapped up pretty quickly. For a finer holiday finish, I like to use premium Locatelli cheese, which is higher-end Romano. Any Romano cheese will do just fine, though.
- 2 24 oz. containers of Garden Fresh Gourmet® Chicken Noodle with Kale Soup
- ½ pound chicken sausage, casings removed
- ½ pound ground turkey
- ½ cup grated Romano cheese + more for garnish
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh kale (or Italian flat leaf parsley)
- Salt and pepper as desired
Place the Garden Fresh Gourmet Chicken Noodle Soup with Kale in a medium sauce pan and heat on medium-high about 10-12 minutes. Let simmer on low until ready to serve.
Place the remaining ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix together very well using a fork.
Using clean hands, roll the meat mixture into small ½" meatballs. Place them on a small cookie sheet.
Heat a large skillet on medium high. Place the meatballs in the skillet and brown 10-15 minutes. Stir every few minutes to ensure even cooking.
Ladle the soup into small serving bowls. Drop 4-5 meatballs into the center of the bowl. Garnish with more Romano cheese as desired. Finish with the chopped kale.Serve immediately.