Vegan Italian Wedding Soup | Crock-Pot Recipe

Need a super easy-to-make recipe for vegan Italian wedding soup? Perfect! This soup recipe is a tasty plant-based soup made in a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker, so you have more time on your hands to do the important things; like read a book, or play with your dogs…or take a nap. Cuz girl, I know you work hard. Vegan Italian Wedding Soup

This Italian wedding soup without meatballs (we made meatless balls instead) is so hands-off that when dinner comes around, you’ll be like, “I totally forgot I had cooked this!”

For this recipe, I partnered with the Crock-Pot®! Thanks, guys!  The Crock-Pot Original Slow Cooker literally saves so much time and effort. All you need to do is prep the ingredients, throw it into the slow cooker, press a button, and walk away. As always, my opinions are always 100% honest.

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Vegan Italian Wedding Soup | Crock-Pot Recipe

VEGAN | NUT-FREE | GLUTEN-FREE OPTION

I love vegan soups in the fall and winter. There is nothing more comforting than coming home from a long day in the cold to a kitchen filled with warm smells of hearty, healthy soup. One of my favourite ways to make soup is to assemble it in the morning by placing all of the ingredients into my Crock-Pot 6 Qt. Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, then I can just set it and go about my day. I can run errands and get work done, all while dinner cooks itself in the Crock-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker. This way I can still enjoy a healthy vegan meal, even when I’m short on time. And I am ALWAYS short on time.

Rather than standing over the stove all evening, I find it easier to prep all of the ingredients for this soup early in the day or even the night before, then I put my Crock-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker on the “high” setting, add all my prepped veggies, and seasonings, and program for 4 hours. 20 minutes before I plan on eating, I add the pre-cooked vegan meatballs, pasta, and spinach, set to high and set a timer on my phone for dinner time.

I serve this soup in bowls, garnished with chopped, fresh parsley, and vegan parmesan or nutritional yeast. For some added veggies, I like to serve this soup alongside my Kale Caesar Salad. Vegan Italian Wedding Soup crock pot recipe

Vegan Italian Wedding Soup Ingredients

  • water
  • onion
  • garlic
  • carrots
  • celery
  • spinach
  • Italian Seasoning
  • bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • no-chicken bouillon or vegetable bouillon (I used Better Than Bouillon)
  • acini di pepe pastina or other small pasta (gluten-free optional)
  • vegan sausages (I used Beyond Meat Italian)
  • vegan parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast (optional garnish)
  • fresh parsley (optional garnish)

Italian Wedding Soup Ingredients

Vegan Italian Wedding Soup Instructions

  1. In the Crock-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker, add water, bouillon cubes, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, and Italian seasoning, and bay leaves, and program to high for 4 hours.
  2. Before the 4 hours is up, preheat oven to 375F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  3. Form vegan sausages into “meatballs” and bake for 10 mins on the lined baking sheet, until cooked through.
  4. Place the meatballs into the slow cooker.
  5. Add the pasta and spinach to slow cooker, and cook, covered, 20 minutes prior to serving.
  6. After 20 mins, serve soup in bowls, garnished with freshly chopped parsley and vegan parmesan or nutritional yeast.

The full recipe is down below!Vegan Italian Wedding Soup Recipe from The Edgy Veg

Tips for cooking Italian Wedding Soup in your Crock-Pot product

  • Using a Crock-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker is so easy that you just prep your ingredients, turn it on and forget about it until you get hangry
  • With all of this extra time you will have not standing around in the kitchen, you can:
    • walk your dogs, or adopt a dog if you don’t have one
    • enjoy a self-care day
    • look through more delicious vegan recipes here on The Edgy Veg blog
    • call your mom and tell her how much you miss her cooking
    • learn Italian
  • You can also use store-bought vegan meatballs for the Italian wedding soup and follow similar instructions to cooking them and adding them
  • This recipe is freezable! You can freeze leftovers and re-heat the soup using the Crock-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker!

The great time benefit of programmable slow cookers is that it cuts time spent standing over the stove cooking. You can prep your meal and spend your whole day doing the things you want while your Crock-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker makes dinner for you. It is convenient for quick care-free dinner, but can also help you meal prep effortlessly.Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

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Vegan Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

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Vegan Italian Wedding Soup | Crock-Pot Recipe
 
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Need a super easy-to-make recipe for vegan Italian wedding soup? Perfect! This soup recipe is a tasty plant-based soup made in a Crock-Pot slow cooker with 12 ingredients!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 cups water
  • 4 no-chicken bouillon cubes (vegetable bouillon will also do)
  • 1 small cooking onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 ½ tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups, spinach, cut into strips
  • 1 cup acini di pepe pastina or other small pasta, uncooked (gluten-free optional)
  • 4 vegan sausages, sliced or rolled into 1 inch balls (I used Beyond Meat Italian Sausages)
  • Vegan parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast, to garnish
  • Fresh parsley, to garnish
Instructions
  1. In the Crock-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker, add water, bouillon cubes, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, and Italian seasoning, and bay leaves, and program to high for 4 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  3. Bake vegan sausage “meatballs” for 10 mins on the lined baking sheet, until cooked through.
  4. Place the meatballs into the slow cooker.
  5. Add the pasta and spinach to slow cooker, and cook, covered, 20 minutes prior to serving.
  6. After 20 mins, serve soup in bowls, garnished with freshly chopped parsley and vegan parmesan or nutritional yeast.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Approx. 2 cups Calories: 310 Fat: 9.7g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 32g Fiber: 7g Protein: 19.6g

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11 Comments

  • David says:

    Do you have a recipe for gluten-free vegan meatballs (or sausages – maybe with TVP)? I don’t have Beyond Meat sausages here where I live.

  • Patricia says:

    I used Beyond Meat Meatballs. Just threw them in. I Just happen to have all the other ingredients on hand. It was so simple and so tasty. Definitely adding this to my repertoire of vegan entrées.

  • Alocasia says:

    I made this recipe a few days ago. We absolutely loved the soup. The Beyond Sausage rolled up perfectly into 26 balls. Thanks! Next is your lasagna soup. 🙂

    • Elianna says:

      I just made it tonight and ours made 24 balls – I guess we made our balls bigger 😂 this recipe was awesome! Can’t wait to try the Lasagna soup too!!

  • Alocasia says:

    I have the broth and veggies cooking now. Just wondering is there a skin on these Beyond Sausage that I have to remove before rolling into balls?

    • EdgyVeg says:

      So happy to hear! Thanks for making my recipe! To answer your question, I didn’t remove anything from the Beyond Sausages I bought. I just tore the sausage into pieces but depending where you live or which package you bought, your skin might be different than mine?

  • Rebecca says:

    ohhhh I’ve been meaning to get back into crock pot recipes so this is perfect timing! Thanks Candice!

  • Isabella says:

    How long would you recommend cooking if I were to make this in an instant pot? Looks delicious!

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