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Chicken Noodle Soup with Mini Turkey Meatballs

Delicious and comforting, Chicken Noodle Soup with Mini Turkey Meatballs is beyond Delicious!!
Course Soup
Cuisine All-American
Keyword ground turkey, Meatballs, Soup, Udon Noodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • For the meatballs*
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttery cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 mini sweet peppers, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • For the soup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 3 mini sweet peppers, sliced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2-4 cups water
  • 1 15-oz. can cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 10-oz package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry *Set aside 3 tablespoons for the meatballs*
  • 2 packages Udon Chicken Flavored Noodles with seasoning packets
  • 4 green onions, sliced, optional


  • In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, egg, cracker crumbs, Parmesan, garlic, peppers, spinach and spices with your hands until well combined (being careful not to over-mix). Form the turkey mixture into about 40 mini meatballs. *See Note*
  • Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot, Add as many meatballs needed for soup, about 20, brown in batches being careful not to crowd the pan. Brown for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Remove browned meatballs from the skillet to a large plate. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat in a Dutch oven or soup pot until hot. Add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, peppers and saute for about 7-8 minutes until veggies are beginning to soften.
  • Add broth, water, beans and spices. Heat over medium heat for 15 minutes. Add the meatballs, spinach and Udon Noodles, simmer soup for 30 minutes or until meatballs are heated through.
  • Garnish bowls of soup with sliced green onions, optional


*Recipe Note* 

This recipe will make more mini meatballs needed for this soup. Freeze the remaining mini meatballs for another time. Line uncooked mini meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze meatballs until frozen solid. Place meatballs in ziplock freezer baggie and freeze until needed.