Starters & Light meals

Italian wedding soup

4 to 6
15 minutes
40 minutes

Abigail's take on this classic Italian celebration soup is made in the pressure cooker to save time. It's ready in under an hour – perfect when loadshedding is looming!

Wine/Spirit Pairing
Woolworths Warwick Cape Lady Chardonnay

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  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 sticks celery, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 200 g rosmarino pasta
  • 600 g Woolworths free-range chicken frikkadels
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Parmesan, for serving

1. Heat the olive oil and butter on the sauté setting. Once melted, add the onion, celery, carrots, garlic and rosemary and sauté until browned.

2. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Boil for 10 minutes, then add the pressure cooker lid and pressure cook for 15 minutes.

3. Remove the lid and add the pasta and frikkadels. Simmer for 15–20 minutes. Add the baby spinach and allow to wilt. Season and serve with Parmesan.

Cook's tip: Use Woolies’ pork or beef frikkadels instead of chicken if you prefer.

Photographs: Jan Ras
Recipes and Production: Abigail Donnelly
Food Assistant: Bianca Strydom

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Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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