Contest-Winning Turkey Meatball Soup Recipe
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Contest-Winning Turkey Meatball Soup Recipe

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You don't need to cook the tender homemade meatballs or boil the egg noodles separately, so you can easily stir up this savory soup in no time. I usually double the recipe for our family of seven. —Carol Losier Baldwinsville, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 celery rib with leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup uncooked egg noodles

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 193 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 545mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the broth, celery and carrot to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the egg, bread crumbs, parsley, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  3. Add meatballs to the simmering broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until no meat is longer pink. Add noodles. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until noodles are tender. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Meatball Soup in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p27

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engelberg User ID: 8509323 234122
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"I made this soup today and my family loved it. My daughters said the meatballs are delishious. I added a diced jalape?o to the onions. Really good lots of flavor. Will be making again."

padgett0904 User ID: 2714955 137216
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"Awesome for people who don't eat red meat."

MissCrocker User ID: 3651857 205323
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"Very delicious, healthy and simple soup! I added a little pinch of red pepper flakes to the beginning to give the broth a nice spice. Only thing I will do different next is add a little more seasonings to the turkey meat."

dana.mints User ID: 6401537 124656
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"This was a really good soup. Lots of flavor. This is a favorite."

Joanne Elizabeth User ID: 4910552 137215
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"awesome soup"

Cricket115 User ID: 4205238 86806
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"we used left over turkey carcass to make the soup, and we added in all the rest of the ingredients. de-lish!"

mrsvette User ID: 834250 86804
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"Super comforting soup! Easy to prepare and have made several times and always terrific.

I just add more broth to extend it. It really is a family favorite."

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