Turkey Meatball Soup Recipe with pasta and vegetables is super easy to make and is healthy. Kids love anything with meatballs, so this soup should be a crowd pleaser.
- Prep Time: 12 minutes
- Cook Time: 42 minutes
- Total Time: 54 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Soup and Stew
- Method: Stove
- Cuisine: Ukrainian
- 8 cups water + bouillon cubes or vegetable/chicken stock, low sodium
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 2 large celery stalks, chopped
- 1 small onion
- 1 lb ground turkey, extra lean
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups (8 oz) potatoes, coarsely chopped**
- 1 + 1/2 cup (6 oz) small brown rice or whole wheat pasta, uncooked
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
- Ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley, dill, green onions or leeks, chopped
- In a large pot, add water or stock and bring to a boil on medium – high heat.
- Add bouillon cubes, if using water, along with carrots, celery and bay leaves. Cover and cook on low – medium for 10 minutes.
- In the meanwhile, puree onion, egg, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste in a food processor or a powerful blender. Alternatively, you can use grater to grate onion and mix with other ingredients.
- Transfer to a medium bowl along with ground turkey and mix well with your hands.
- Using a small scoop or your hands, form golf size meatballs and add them to the pot with boiling stock. It should be boiling to “cure” meatballs tight away.
- Add potatoes, bring to a boil, cover and cook on low for 15 minutes.
- Add pasta and cook for 7 minutes if using brown rice pasta or 10 minutes for whole wheat. Stir a few times to prevent pasta from sticking.
- Add remaining salt, pepper, butter and your choice of herbs. Serve hot.
Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw on a stovetop covered on low.
*Skip if using vegetable or chicken stock. **If using baby potatoes just cut them in half.
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