Meatball Soup


Hot fresh home made soup Mmmm there is nothing more comforting to eat after a long, cold day. This soup is so easy to make and not as time consuming as most other soups. It’s a very traditional Russian/Ukrainian soup. I make it for my family at least once a month. Even my 2 year old son enjoys it, well mostly he picks out the meatballs lol but I don’t blame him because that’s my favorite part of the soup too. I usually use ground Turkey for this recipe but some people preffer pork. There won’t really be a big difference. I just preffer turkey because we don’t eat much pork. Next time you are in the mood for some yummy home made soup that is easy and fast to make, this is the recipe you are looking for.

Meatball Soup  {10-12}

Ingredients for the soup:   

  • 16 Cups filtered water
  • 1 Large onion
  • 3 Carrots
  • 8 potatoes
  • Dry or Fresh Dill (I use Trader Joe’s dry dill, 1 1/4 teaspoons or 1/2 bunch fresh dill)
  • 3 Celery ribs (1 cup), finely diced
  • 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable oil
  • 3/4 Cup of pasta (I use regular Spaghetti)
  • 1 Tablespoons of Salt                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ingredients for the Meatballs:
  • 2 LB Ground Meat (Turkey or Pork Or mix half and half of both)
  • 1 Egg
  • Mrs.Dash Original seasoning, 1 teaspoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of Salt



1) Fill a large pot with 16 cups of filtered water. Put the pot on High heat and bring it  to a boil.

2) While the water is coming to a boil, peel, wash, and dice the potatoes.


3) Add the potatoes to the pot. Then when it comes to a boil, add the 1 Tablespoon of salt in and mix.

4) Then wash, peel, and thinly cut your carrots. As soon as you are done add them to the pot. Lower the heat to Medium-High (I had it on 8.0)


5) Finely cut your onion and divide it in half. You will need half to put into the meat mix and the other half to go into the soup. *Do NOT throw the onion in the pot just yet*

6) Put about 3/4 Cup of pasta into the pot. *I usually use regular Spaghetti, and I break it into 3 so that there wouldn’t be long strands of spaghetti but neat little pieces*

7) Put the ground meat into a big bowl. Add the egg, 1 teaspoon Mrs.Dash, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 of your chopped onion, and 2 teaspoons salt.


8) Mix the meat mixture very well.


9) Then make the meatballs. Take the meat mix and roll it into little balls. I make mine bouncy ball size. You can put the meatballs into the pot as you roll them or you can make them all and throw them in a few at a time. *I have always thrown them in as soon as I roll them to take less time and less dishes*



10) Heat the 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable oil in a skillet. Add the chopped celery and onion. Cook it for about 7 minutes, Mixing continually or until the onion and celery is soft.


11) Add the onion/celery mix to the pot of soup.

12) Lastly, add the dill to the soup.* I add Trader Joe’s dry dill, 1 and 1/4 teaspoons* … Try it. If you need to add more salt, pepper, or Mrs.Dash then do so. *I usually add 1 teaspoon of Mrs.Dash, and sprinkle a little salt and pepper in it.


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