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Meatball Soup (Albóndigas)

Photo attribution: Caeli Willard
Ready In: 40 minutes
Serves: 8
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added Sugar

This is a delicious, mild version of a traditional Mexican soup.

What you'll need

Large pot
Measuring spoons
Measuring cups
Spatula or spoon
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Large bowl


Serves 8
2 pounds Ground Turkey lean
1/4 cup Mint minced
1 clove Garlic minced
2 Tomatoes chopped
4 cups Water
4 cups Chicken Broth low-sodium
1/2 cup Cilantro chopped
1 Potato chopped
1 stalk Celery chopped
2 Carrots chopped
2 Zucchinis chopped



In a pot, over medium heat: bring water and chicken broth to a boil.


While the liquids come to a boil, mix ground turkey, mint, garlic, pepper, and chopped tomato.


Roll the mixture into little balls, about 1-1½ inch diameter.


Once the liquids are boiling, add meatballs and cilantro. Lower heat and cook covered for about 10 minutes.


When meatballs rise to the top, add potatoes, celery, and carrots. Continue to cook covered.


Once the vegetables are soft, add the zucchini and let it cook for 10 more minutes or until zucchini is tender.

Chef's Tips

  • Use a meat of your choice (i.e. ground beef, pork, or chicken).
  • You can also add spinach: After turning heat off, add spinach, cover, let sit for two minutes and serve.
  • For added flavor: add lemon juice, chopped chile pepper or chopped onion to individual portions.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.50 cup

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10 g13%
Saturated Fat 3 g15%
Sodium 348 mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 5 g2%
Dietary Fiber 2 g7%
Protein 18 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: