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Easy Mom's Meatball Soup

Mom’s Classic Meatball Soup is loaded with vegetables, rice and my quick homemade meatballs. Cooked in under 30 minutes, this recipe will become your new wintertime go-to! 
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Russian, Ukrainian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 161kcal


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tbsp salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 medium onion diced in small cubes
  • 2 medium carrots grated
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 2 tbsp green onions diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley diced
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt (to taste)


Making Meat Balls For the Soup

  • Combine together ground meat, salt, pepper, and an egg.
    ground meat and egg in a bowl
  • Using the meat mixture, form round shapes. You can use a small ice cream school to help achieve more even results.
    Meatballs on a plate

Mom's Meatball Soup

  • Sautée grated carrots and diced onions with 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. Sautée until the vegetables are soft (about 5 minutes) and set them aside.
    skillet with onions and carrots
  • Place a cooking pot with 4 quarts of water on high heat. Add potatoes, rice and sauteed ingredients to the pot. Bring it to a boil and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
    pot with soup cookng
  • Once it's boiling, one by one, add meatballs into the water. Make sure that the water is boiling at all times, otherwise the meatballs will fall apart. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn the heat to low and let it cook for 15 minutes.
    Meatballs in the soup
  • Add green onions and parsley to the meatball soup. Let it all cook for another 15 minutes. Serve soup right away or reheat before serving. 
    bowl of meatball soup in a bowl


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1092mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2149IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 3mg