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Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs in a bowl with a spoon

Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 148kcal


  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp Light Olive Oil
  • 3 qt Water
  • 1 cup Lentil
  • 1 tbsp Better Than Bullion
  • 1/2 bn Green Onions
  • 14 oz Diced & Fire Roasted with Green Chiles


  • Bring a pot with three quarts of water and lentils, to a boil. Reduce heat to a low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
    Ingredients on the table including; an onion, green onions, 2 garlic cloves, a can of tomatoes, a measuring cup with lentils, a small bowl salt, a measuring cup with bread crumbs, a jar of better than boullion, oil, pepper, and ground turkey
  • In a bowl, combine ground meat, bread crumbs, garlic, half dice onions, salt & pepper. Work the meat with your hand. to combine all ingredients together.
    Bread crumbs, ground turkey, garlic, pepper, salt and diced onions all in one large mixing bowl
  • Out of prepared meat, roll out equal sized meatballs. You can use a small ice cream scoop to create those equal pieces.
    Formed meatballs on a cutting board
  • Preheat a skillet with a few tablespoons of light olive oil, place meatballs on the skillet. To turn meatballs, lift up the skillet and shake it from side to side, this would help for meatballs keep their round shape. Remove meatballs and set the skillet aside.
    Meatballs being fried on a skillet
  • Dice the other half of the onion into small cubes and dice scallions into small pieces. Using the same skillet you've used to cook meatballs, cook onions until they are softened.
    Yellow and green onion being sautéed in a skillet
  • Add canned tomatoes to the cooking onions, cook until tomatoes are softened. Add tomato mixture into the cooking lentils, let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
    Sautéed onions and tomatoes added into a pot with lentils
  • Blend soup until the texture is creamy. Place blended soup back into the pot; now you can add those meatballs, which were sitting out for a while. Let soup simmer on low heat for another 10 minutes.
    Soup mixture placed into a blender
  • Soup is best when it's served warm. You can refrigerate the soup for several days, just reheat before serving.
    Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs in a bowl with a spoon next to it


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.1mg