One of my favorite meals growing up was my italian grandma's wedding soup. The one with the little noodle balls. Yeah, I haven't had that since I was a child.
I was feeling under the weather this morning, and I guess I was craving comfort food because I woke up and just had to make my own version of it. Luckily, I had the ingredients on hand to throw something together.
You know I am all about simplicity and I have so much on my To Do list at the moment, so spending all morning making teeny little meatballs just wasn't happening. Who has time for that? No one does these days. So I decided to freestyle the ground meat. Note that you could substitute 2 lbs of either ground beef or ground pork instead of one of each.
Turns out, it is not about the shape of the meatball. It is all about the flavor (hint: buy good quality grass fed ground beef). I did not miss those little noodle balls, either, thanks to the cauliflower rice.
My italian husband said it was "awesome" and that he likes it better without the meatballs.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!
Lazy Paleo Italian Wedding Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
In a large soup pot on high heat, cook the ground meat and onion. Add the salt and garlic powder.
Once meat is cooked through, add the tomatoes, cauliflower rice, broth, and spinach. Bring to a boil and add the parsley. Cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes. Salt to taste before serving.
Serve with some fresh parmesan cheese if you do dairy (I don't like parmesan cheese and I thought it was fantastic; just add a little more salt) and Simple Mills almond flour crackers.
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