Best Homemade Meatball Soup
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Homemade Meatball Soup

This is a recipe for hearty homemade meatball soup. Tender meatballs made from scratch, vegetables and chicken stock are turned into a bowl of deliciousness!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Easy Meatball Soup Recipe
Servings: 5
Calories: 340
Author: Julia


For the soup:

  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil , see note 1
  • 2 Carrots , shredded
  • 1 Large Celery Stalk , diced
  • 1 Leek , diced
  • 1 Parsnip , diced
  • 1 Large Potato , diced
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock
  • Fresh Dill to Taste
  • Salt and Black Pepper to Taste

For the meatballs:

  • ½ pound Ground Pork / Beef, see note 2
  • 1 Small Egg , see note 5
  • 2 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Onion , finely chopped (50g)
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • A pinch of Black Pepper , generous


  • Heat up the oil in a large pot and throw in shredded carrots, diced celery, leek and parsnip. Sauté them for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour in the stock, cover the pot with a lid and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes before adding the potatoes in.
  • Meanwhile: In a bowl, mix together all the meatball ingredients until well combined. Roll the mixture into small meatballs (I used about a tablespoon of the mixture per ball). Add them to the soup and cook until both the potatoes and meatballs are cooked through.
  • At last stir in finely chopped dill. Taste the soup and salt and pepper, if needed.


  1. Vegetable oil can be substituted with sunflower or olive oil.
  2. Ground pork, beef, turkey or a mix of these can be used to make these meatballs.
  3. If you don’t want to make meatballs from scratch, buy ready-made ones. If using frozen ones, cook them until they are ready.
  4. For more tips, I recommend reading the whole post.
  5. Use a small egg. If you use a large egg, it might be difficult to form the meatballs. If not sure what size eggs you bought, beat it in a bowl first and add only half of it.
  6. If you feel that the soup is way too thick to your liking, add an extra cup of stock or water.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Meatball Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 4475IU90%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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