Spinach Soup with Sausage Meatballs and Orzo Pasta ___

Spinach Soup with Sausage Meatballs and Orzo Pasta


For the Soup:

  • 8 ounces Italian sweet sausage, casings removed
  • 1 cup grated Pecorino cheese
  • 0.5 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 quarts chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes cut into chunks
  • 1 cup chopped baby carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 0.5 pound Orzo pasta


In a bowl combine the first 5 ingredients until you have a homogeneous mixture.

Roll out small meatballs and set aside.

In a large pot add the oil and sauté the onion over a medium flame until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add the stock and potatoes and bring to a boil. Add the carrots, celery and meatballs and bring to a rolling boil. Add the spinach and the orzo pasta. Cook until orzo pasta is al dente.