Turkey Meatball Soup Recipe

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From Bellevue, Kentucky, Randal Robert Wilson shares a speedy soup that stars tasty meatballs made from ground turkey. Cook it up to feed a crowd...or freeze leftovers for future fuss-free meals.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound ground turkey breast
  • SOUP:
  • 6 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked fine egg noodles
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 65 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Add turkey; mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place meatballs on two racks that have coated with cooking spray in shallow baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 15 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink; drain. In a Dutch oven or large soup kettle, bring broth to a boil. Add meatballs, noodles, pepper, garlic salt if desired and dill; return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until noodles are tender. Stir in parsley. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Turkey Meatball Soup in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p12

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