This tasty, healthy Italian Wedding Soup uses lean turkey meatballs, kale, and whole wheat orzo!
Yield: 6(1-1/2 cup) servings
6oz99% fat free ground turkey breast
2tablespoonsplain bread crumbs
5tablespoonsgrated Parmesan cheese, divided
1large egg white
1tablespoonolive oil, divided
2medium carrots, grated or diced (I use my Pampered Chef Food Chopper and it only takes 30 seconds to dice them all!)
2garlic cloves, minced
Salt and black pepper, to taste
64oz99% fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
½cupuncooked whole wheat orzo
2cupsthinly sliced raw kale
In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, garlic powder, one tablespoon of the grated Parmesan, breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, egg white and milk. Using your hands (or a spoon), mush all the ingredients together until well combined. Roll meat mixture into 30 separate (3/4” – 1”) mini meatballs.
In a large stock pot (or a large skillet, but if you cook these in the pot you can totally use one pot for the entire meal and have one less to wash!), bring 2 teaspoons of the olive oil over medium heat. Add the meatballs to the oil and cook them, stirring occasionally until all sides are browned. Remove meatballs to a dish and set aside.
Add the remaining teaspoon of olive oil to the pot and continue to heat to medium. Add the carrots, onion and garlic and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until vegetables are softened.
Add the chicken broth to the vegetables in the stock pot and cover. Bring to a boil and then uncover to add the meatballs, remaining 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) of Parmesan, orzo and kale. Stir to combine and make sure the soup is at a boil. Re-cover the pot and return heat to medium to simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes until the orzo and meatballs are cooked through.
To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!Nutrition Information:169 calories, 18 g carbs, 2 g sugars, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 14 g protein, 3 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)MyWW SmartPoints per (1 ½ cup) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)Green: 3 SmartPoints/ Blue: 3 SmartPoints/ Purple: 2 SmartPointsWeight Watchers Points Plus: 4 per (1 ½ cup) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)