Turkey Meatball Soup

Ugh! It’s snowing right now. Growing up in Missouri, I use to love snow. It was actually perfect. The few times a year that we were blessed with the white stuff, it would cause havoc for a day or two. School would be cancelled and it gave you a great excuse to be a hermit for a couple of days. Then it would melt and you could go on with your life. After living in Chicago for the past decade, I have grown to despise the icy little flakes. Mainly because I know that once we get a good snow, it will basically be a permanent fixture on the ground until March. Man, I sound like a crab today! I guess I just wasn’t prepared for snow yet! On the bright side, it was a great reason to make a tasty soup! I love this turkey meatball soup because it is fast to make…and it tastes good!

Turkey Meatball Soup

Ingredients:
Soup:

  • 2 tablespoons of fat (I usually use grass-fed butter or coconut oil)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, peeled
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4-5 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Meatballs:

  • 1-1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 1/4 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 sweet potato, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions:

  1. Melt your fat in a large pot. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is soft (3-4 minutes)
  2. Throw one can of diced tomatoes, tomato paste and carrots in food processor and purée.
  3. Add tomato/ carrot mixture to your pot. Add chicken brother and the other can of diced tomatoes, bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. While your soup is simmering, in a medium bowl, mix together all the meatball ingredients. The meatball mixture is going to be really soft and difficult to form into meatballs. I actually prefer to use a cookie dough scooper and kind of just plop the meatballs into the soup!
  5. Once meatballs are in the soup, simmer (covered) until the meatballs are cooked throughout and are no longer pink. Approximately 15 minutes.
  6. Add spinach to the soup and cook until the spinach is wilted.
  7. Serve hot!

 


2 thoughts on “Turkey Meatball Soup

  1. I made this and it somehow turned into hamburger soup instead of meatball soup. Should I try again and add another egg? I think it still might be a keeper because it smells delicious.

    • Hmmm…did you stir it after placing the meatballs in? You kind of have to let it sit and cook once you put the meatballs in so they can cook and firm up. You could try another egg, but the turkey meat just doesn’t hold shape very well. Let me know if tweaking helps! It is delicious and my kids love it! Good luck!

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