Polpettine in Brodo – Tiny Meatballs in Soup

Polpettine in Brodo – Tiny Meatballs in Soup

Polpettine in Brodo - Tiny Meatballs in Soup

by cooking with nonna

Polpettine (Meatballs) soup with spinach… a very refreshing and light meal!


For 4 Person(s)

For the Polpettine:

  • 1/2 pound ground beef

  • 1/2 pound grated Pecorino cheese

  • 1/4 pound bread crumbs

  • 4 large eggs

  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped

  • 2 large onions finely chopped

  • 4 large carrots

  • 1 pound spinach

  • grated Parmigiano cheese

  • salt


  1. Add 6 quarts of water and the two chopped onions to a pot. Salt the water as desired.

  2. Bring the water to a boil and let it simmer for 1 hour.

  3. Meantime, prepare the polpettine (meatballs).

  4. In a bowl, add the ground beef, the cheese, bread crumbs, eggs and the parsley and garlic both very finely chopped.

  5. Mix all the ingredients very well and roll the polpettine about 1/2″ in diameter.

  6. Once the water has simmered for 1 hour, add the carrots and celery cut in large pieces and cook for 15 minutes.

  7. Add the polpettine and cook for an additional 15 minutes.

  8. Add the spinach and cook for and additional 5 minutes.

  9. Serve in a bowl and garnish with grated Parmigiano cheese.

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