Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Turkey Meatball Soup with Mixed Greens

Now that I'm back to work after a wonderful 5 week vacation, it's back to packing my lunch. I do this not just because it saves me a lot of money, but also because I prefer the taste of my own homemade soups, salads, wraps, and sandwiches to anything I could purchase - and today's soup is no different. 

Today's offering might just be one of my top soup recipes of all time. Make this on a Sunday and then freeze or refrigerate to take for lunch throughout the week!

Visit the printable here: Turkey Meatball Soup with Mixed Greens

Please enjoy my easy to follow step by step video.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4

Turkey Meatball Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tsp lemon herb salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 heaping tbsp grated white onion
  • 1 tbsp finely minced celery
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

Soup Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp each extra virgin olive oil and butter
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots 
  •  6 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups chopped mixed greens like Swiss chard, spinach, and kale
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Mix all of the meatball ingredients together and form into cocktail sized balls. Set aside.
  2. Saute the celery, carrots, and onion in the butter and olive oil over medium high heat in a large soup pot. 
  3. When the vegetables just begin to turn soft, add the meatballs a few at a time and let them saute a little to get well coated in the olive oil and butter. 
  4. Add the chicken stock and bring to the boil. Once boiling, cover, turn to medium low, and continue to simmer for 30 minutes. 
  5. After the soup has simmered 30 minutes, add the greens, stir well until wilted, and then add the black pepper and lemon juice.



Lyndsay Wells is a professional trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, and a website ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada. Lyndsay believes cooking should be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can accomplish.

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  1. Oh,,,, my. Home food with a lotta love. I adore meatball soups and this one appears to be very delicate, yet not too fussy or precious... pretty straight forward on the make scale and yet, fancy enough for company, too!

  2. I love the sound and look of this, I have copied it down and will tell you how we like it,