Turkey Meatball and Kale Soup

This recipe is part of my “naked kitchen menu” because it has no spices. Consider this a base that can be varied by using different ground meat, or vegetables and adding spices.

Variations:

  • Use ground bison or grass-fed beef instead of turkey, or ground lamb
  • For the soup, use leeks instead of onions, add a chopped turnip or rutabaga
  • Add 1 cup of chopped broccoli or cauliflower
  • Add 1 cup peas or green beans
  • Add 1 cup of diced potato
  • Reduce the amount of broth to make a chunky stew instead of soup
Turkey Meatball and Kale Soup
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Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
Turkey Meatball and Kale Soup
Print Recipe
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
Meatballs
Soup
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Instructions
  1. Pour milk into a large mixing bowl, tear bread into small pieces and add to the milk; soak 10 minutes.
  2. Add ground turkey, chopped green onions, minced garlic and mix together.
  3. Scoop out with spoon and roll between wet palms to form 1/2-inch balls.
  4. Set aside.
Soup
  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat just until it starts to shimmer. Add onions, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables soften, add chopped garlic and cook, stirring, 2 more minutes.
  2. Place meatballs on top of vegetables.
  3. Gradually pour in broth. Gently stir broth into vegetables without breaking the meatballs. Cover and cook over low heat, just barely bubbling until meatballs are cooked through.
  4. Add kale or spinach, cover and simmer just until kale/spinach is wilted. Gently mix together and serve.
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