Italian Style, Turkey Meat-ball Soup

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Amy H.

By
@Meave

My husband just loves this stuff. In the picture shown, I used Kale instead of Nappa Cabbage. I had some extra Kale that I needed to use. My husband said he liked it much better with the Kale. I'll post this with Nappa cabbage in the ingredients list and use which ever you like best, but I have to admit, the Kale is quite nice in this soup!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SOUP

  • 1
    medium red onion, chopped
  • 9 c
    chopped nappa cabbage
  • 4
    carrots, scraped and chopped
  • 4
    ribs celery, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 c
    chicken broth
  • ·
    chicken meat balls, (recipe follows)
  • 8 oz
    mini penne or shell pasta
  • 1/2 c
    chopped, fresh parsley
  • 1 can(s)
    (46 oz.) tomato juice or v-8
  • ·
    more chicken broth if needed
  • 1/2 c
    freshly grated, parmesan cheese (optional)
  • FOR THE TURKEY MEAT-BALLS

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1 c
    italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    chopped, green onion
  • 2
    eggs
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped, fresh parsley

How to Make Italian Style, Turkey Meat-ball Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. FOR THE TURKEY MEAT BALLS
  2. Mix together ground turkey, 2 eggs, bread crumbs, chopped green onions, 3 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, salt, and pepper and mix thoroughly until well blended. Shape into bite-size meat balls.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil in large nonstick skillet. Add meat balls and brown over medium high heat; set aside.
  4. FOR THE SOUP
  5. Use left-over olive oil from turkey meat balls, and saute chopped red onion.
  6. Add to a pot, 2 cups chicken broth, tomato juice, carrots, onions, celery, pepper. Bring just to a boiling point. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Add Meat Balls, pasta and cabbage. Simmer for another 20 minutes or until meat balls are cooked through and pasta is tender. Add more chicken broth as needed. Remove from heat.
  8. Add 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley. Let stand for 10 minutes and serve. Garnish with a bit of freshly grated parmesan cheese, if desired.

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About Italian Style, Turkey Meat-ball Soup

Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy



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