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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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."

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

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

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"awesome soup"

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