To me, this is pure comfort food since it’s really an Italian version of chicken noodle soup, but with smaller pasta that is easier to eat.
This recipe uses ground chicken to make mini meatballs but pork, beef or veal could also be used. The meatballs are such a delight and give you a burst of flavor each time you find one. The escarole adds the touch of color that makes this bowl more interesting than many other soups. It’s all around a pretty and delicious bowl that will warm you up any night of the week. You’ll find instructions for pressure cooker (Instant Pot®) and stovetop methods below.