Italian Wedding Soup with Ancient Tuscan Grain Pasta


This Italian Wedding Soup with Ancient Tuscan Grain Pasta is a hearty and delicious soup made with beef and chicken meatballs browned to perfection. It’s perfect for the holidays, chilly evenings, and fit to feed a crowd!

What is Batistini Farms?

Batistini Farms is a family-operated and owned company (aka my family's business hehe). My parents love working closely with our small family farmers in the countrysides of Italy (that have become close friends over the years). They offer award-winning extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, ancient Tuscan grain pastas, herbs, Cerignola olives, and more! Rooted in family to produce high quality Italian products!

What makes their 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils different?

Every single olive oil is handcrafted from fresh organic olives and cold extracted within 24 hours of harvest. The olives are grown in rich soil, sustainable farming practices, and pruning techniques that yield thriving terroir from their family estate olive grove.

The difference? It is the most fresh olive oil you'll ever taste! They provide a dark bottle to keep the olive oil from spoiling and a harvest date to keep you informed that you have the most recent olive oil harvest!

In every bottle of Batistini Farms' olive oil, you'll be able to explore the fruitiness, green leaves, almonds, herbs, etc. with a bittersweet tingling piquant finish that is signature to a true, authentic 100% extra virgin olive oil.

What to serve with Italian Wedding Soup?

  • Garlic Bread
  • Toast
  • Baguette Slices
  • Salad
  • Steamed Green Beans
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Vegetable Side Dish

What is Ancient Tuscan Grain Pasta? And why is it healthier than normal pasta?

Batistini Farms' Ancient Tuscan Grain Pastas are stone milled, slow dried the traditional way, and bronze drawn on a single Tuscan estate. It's packed with natural nutrition and is BY FAR the most amazing whole grain pasta taste!

It begins with harvesting of organic select grains, stone milling the seeds to flour, and then crafting the dough, cutting it by bronze, and patiently waiting for the slow drying of the pasta to keep with the old traditions.

  • 7g Protein Per Serving
  • Naturally High in Fiber
  • 100% USDA Organic
  • Low Glycemic
  • Made with the finest ancient whole grains
  • KETO
  • Vegan
  • 9 Servings Per Bag

Where can I find Batistini Farms?

You can shop online at, or click here, to shop all their products. They also have a limited selection of the 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars available in Whole Foods Market across the East Coast!

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Italian Wedding Soup with Ancient Tuscan Grain Pasta

A hearty and delicious soup made with beef and chicken meatballs browned to perfection, and Ancient Tuscan Grain Pasta.



Servings: 6

For the Soup:

  • 1 Tbsp Batistini Farms USDA Organic 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or Lemon EVOO
  • 1 1/4 cups Carrots, diced
  • 1 large Yellow Onion, finely diced
  • 3/4 cup Celery, diced, about 2 celery stalks
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 (32 fl oz) Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Batistini Farms Ancient Tuscan Grain Pasta, cooked to al dente, about 8 minutes
  • 2 Lemons, juiced
  • 6 oz Fresh Spinach or Tuscan Kale, chopped
  • Finely shredded parmesan , for serving

For the Meatballs:

  • 8 oz Lean Ground Beef, or Ground Bison
  • 8 oz Italian Chicken Sausage (about 4 sausages) or Italian Pork, taken out of casing
  • 1/2 cup Fine Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp. Fresh. Oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, finely shredded
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Batistini Farms USDA Organic 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil


For the Meatballs:

  • Add the ground beef and chicken/pork to a large mixing bowl. Add in the bread crumbs, parsley, oregano, parmesan, egg, salt and pepper.
  • Gently toss and break up mixture with your hands until well-combined. Shape mixture into very small meatballs, about 1 inch, and transfer to a large plate.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the meatballs and cook until browned, turning occasionally to brown on 2-3 sides, about 4 minutes total.
  • Transfer the meatballs to a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat with remaining meatballs (the meatballs won't be fully cooked at this point, but will continue to cook through later).

For the Soup:

  • While meatballs are browning, heat up the remaining one tablespoon of olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the diced carrots, onions and celery and saute until softened, about 6 - 8 minutes. Add the garlic, the saute for one more minute, or until fragrant.
  • Pour in chicken broth and lemon juice, bring to a boil, then add in pasta (already cooked to al dente, about 8 minutes) and meatballs. Reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Cover and cook, stirring occasionally until meatballs have cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add in the spinach / kale in the last minute of cooking.
  • Serve warm with a garnishing of parmesan cheese on each serving!

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