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Italian Wedding Soup

italian wedding soup

Gerardo Luna

Warm up with National Pasta Association’s healthy Italian Wedding Soup. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll have a fresh, delicious homemade soup in just 30 minutes.

This recipe is provided by the National Pasta Association.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1 Teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 Cups Swiss chard sliced into ¼” ribbons
  • 4 Cups no-sodium-added chicken broth*
  • 14 Ounces can plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup ancini de pepe
  • 1/4 Cup sliced basil


Heat a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the oil, onion, carrot, thyme, and rosemary. Cook until the onions are softened and starting to brown (about 5 minutes).

Stir in the garlic and Swiss chard and continue to cook until aromatic (about 30 seconds). Add the stock, tomatoes, and acini de pepe. Bring to a simmer.

Season with salt and pepper and cook until the ancini de pepe is al dente (about 10 minutes). Taste and adjust seasoning.

Divide between 4 bowls and sprinkle with basil.

*For a vegetarian or vegan option, simply substitute vegetable broth.

Italian Wedding Soup Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Italian Wedding Soup Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.