Turkey Meatball Soup Recipe with pasta and vegetables is super easy to make and is healthy.
Prep Time:12 minutes
Cook Time:42 minutes
Total Time:54 minutes
Yield:6 servings 1x
8 cups water or vegetable/chicken stock
2 vegetable/chicken bouillon cubes*
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
1 + 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, divided
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 1/2 tsp black pepper in a food processor or a powerful blender. Alternatively, you can use grater. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl along with turkey and mix well with your hands. Using a small scoop or your hands, form golf size meatballs and add them to the pot. 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. Add remaining salt, pepper, butter and your choice of herbs. Serve hot.