| | | |

Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup

This Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup with Turkey Meatballs is an easy and delicious soup recipe!  Serve with fresh buns for a cozy meal.

Welcome to day 2 of my soup week! Yesterday I shared a Cheddar & Ale Chicken Chowder that is to-die-for, and today I’m sharing the most simple & delicious meatball soup.  More specifically Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup.  Say wah?  Let me explain!  I live in Calgary, Alberta and we have the best mayor in the country…for reals.  He is smart, charismatic, comforting, witty and a pillar of strength for our city.  Since he has held the title of mayor in our great city, he has had to deal with quite a few major challenges like our city’s flood and Snowtember just to name a couple, and he always does so with such grace.  Anyway, you can see I’m a big fan.  So when I saw that he was sharing a soup recipe in The Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers Cookbook by Sharon Hapton, I knew I had to try it.  And because it was so delicious I wanted to share the recipe, as well as a little bit about Mayor Nenshi with you!

Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup

My husband actually brought this cookbook home from his work and I was immediately smitten with it.  This book has brought together recipes from hundreds of well known chefs like Julie Van Rosendaal, Curtis Stone, Michael Smith and Deb Perelman and compiled them all into one fantastic and delicious book!  And the best part?  The proceeds go to the Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers non-profit organization to provide help and nourishing soups to women & children fleeing domestic abuse, and youth in crisis.  This is a cookbook with a cause and I love it.

Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup

Delicious and good for the soul.

Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup

So let’s talk about this Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup.  This soup has such simple & clean ingredients.  Real and fresh food with big flavour…it was a big hit with my family.  The meatballs are so flavourful – I think it’s the parmesan cheese in them that makes them super delicious.  And the broken spaghetti noodles take me back to childhood chicken noodle soup.  SO good and so comforting!  If you’ve got just over an hour before you have to have dinner on the table, you can make this soup for your hungry crowd!  I’m betting they’ll love it!  Serve it up with fresh buns and dinner is served!



Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

This Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup with Turkey Meatballs is an easy and delicious soup recipe!  Serve with fresh buns for a cozy meal.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 65 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x



Turkey Meatballs:

  • 1 lb of ground turkey (or chicken)
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • salt & fresh ground pepper


  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock (see notes)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup of dried noodles (egg noodles or broken spaghetti noodles)
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions


To make the meatballs:

  1. In a bowl combine the ground turkey, parmesan cheese, onion, egg and spices.
  2. Form the turkey mixture into 1 inch balls and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the inside of the meatball is no longer pink.
  4. When the meatballs are done baking, remove them from the oven and set aside.

To make the soup:

  1. While the meatballs are baking, you can make the soup broth.
  2. In a soup pot combine the chicken stock and water and bring to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat.
  3. Add the carrots, celery, thyme, basil and salt & pepper. Simmer for about 10 minutes, until the carrots are tender.
  4. Add the cooked meatballs, noodles, red pepper and green onions and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy!


For the broth, I used a 1 L container of chicken stock, and 2 cups of water.

Follow me on Pinterest!

Mention @prettysuburbs so I can see what you made!

Recipe from The Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers Cookbook by Sharon Hapton

– – – – – – – –

I hope you make this recipe…it’ll be a keeper in your recipe box.  Trust me.  😉

More Delicious Noodle Soup Recipes:

Have a delicious day!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star