Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup is a delicious Keto friendly staple in the soup world, helping to bring a cozy deliciousness to your dinner table.
Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup is PURE deliciousness. A blend of green veggies, meal and a savory broth is perfect for when the weather outside is less than favorable.
How to make Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup
This low carb Italian Wedding soup is easy to make. It starts with meatballs, either turkey or beef will work. (Ground chicken also works well but can be more difficult to find.) We prefer to go with ground turkey as it really compliments the flavors of this soup. These Keto Meatballs made with turkey are some of our favorites. If you’re trying to cut back on your meat eating footprint, check out these Meatless Meatballs for a vegetarian option.
The boiling broth will be used to cook the meatballs, which is fabulous and means less clean up without dirtying another pan. We’re always fans of fewer pans to clean!
You’ll add your chopped vegetables while simmering apart from the spinach, which you’ll add at the very end for the last minute or two.
If you enjoy this traditional soup, we definitely have to recommend our Keto Chicken Soup Instant Pot Recipe, which also packs a healthy punch of veggies, nutrients and the ability to give you a cozy, happy tummy.
Can Keto Italian Wedding Soup be frozen?
As luck would have it, low carb Italian wedding soup freezes well. Bring on the extra large batches! It’s perfect so you can enjoy soup more regularly.
To properly freeze your soup, be sure to chill is first. Package your soup into freezer bags and use a bowl or container to stand up the soup bag until is freezes. You also can use soup cube makers and bag the soup after it is frozen through.
To reheat your soup, there are a few options. You can thaw the soup in the fridge or run hot water around the bag to re-liquefy the soup. Of course, you also can slowly heat the soup on the stove to thaw it as well. We prefer to place our frozen soup bag in a bowl and thaw in the fridge overnight for the sake of convenience.
How long does Italian Wedding Soup keep?
This soup has a pretty decent shelf life when properly stored in the refrigerator. You’ll want to make sure that you place your Keto Italian Wedding Soup in an airtight container, which will help keep in the flavor (and keep out any flavors that might be absorbed in your fridge.)
You can safely store this soup for about 5 days. If you’ve made more than you can (or more than you want to) eat in that time, we definitely recommend portioning out a few single servings to freeze.
Even if you’re a day or two in, it’s still safe to make the call and freeze some of your soup for later. We’ve all been there … a bunch of leftovers and every intention of eating it all. But then life happens, or we end up craving something different after two days straight. At long as you don’t push the limits by waiting to the last day to freeze, you can breathe easy and avoid wasting your soup. This soup is too good to waste.
Why is it called Italian Wedding Soup?
Italian Wedding Soup has an interesting namesake that is explained by the language itself. The Italian phrase is “minestra maritata” which means married soup. So where’s the commitment?
It’s in the flavors! The marriage is all about the greens with the meat, bringing a hearty flavor together.
We actually really love the namesake for this. It perfectly describes what this soup embodies. And if you have love in your heart for all things Italian food, we encourage you to check out this Crockpot Italian Chicken with a few low carb swaps (mainly the noodles). Zoodles work well to capture the Italian flavor.
How many Net Carbs in Our Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup
3 Net Carbs per serving of our Keto Italian Wedding Soup. That makes this one of the best low carb soups in our book! It’s so filling. Especially when you pair it with a low carb drop biscuit.
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Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup
- 1 lb. ground turkey or beef
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
Italian Wedding Soup Base
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup sliced baby carrots
- 1 cup sliced celery
- 6 oz. bag fresh baby spinach
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- salt & pepper to taste after cooking
- Bring the broth to boil in a large soup pot.While that warms up, mix your meatballs in a medium mixing bowl.
- When the broth is boiling, gently drop the meatballs into the broth.
- Add the chopped vegetables (not the spinach) and spices. Simmer until everything is cooked through (about 20-30 minutes. The meatballs should be at least 165 F. and the carrots should be soft.)
- When everything is done cooking, quickly stir in the spinach and allow the soup to boil for approximately 1-2 more minutes to cook the spinach down.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Serve with salt and pepper as needed.