Sometimes the simplest meals just can't be beat. How GOOD is a classic PB & J sandwich? Or scrambled eggs with toast? Well I'm adding a new simple favorite to the list, and it's my BFF Lauren's Turkey Meatball Soup. There are only a couple ingredients in this soup, and ever since she made this for me a couple years ago, it's become one of my go-to WeekNight Bites. This is a total comfort soup, so easy to throw together, and perfect for these cold & rainy days we've been having! If you've never had Trader Joe's frozen turkey meatballs, I suggest you go grab a bag or two stat! These are so tasty and easy to incorporate in tons of meals for extra protein. Definitely a staple in my freezer!
All you need in order to make this easy peasy soup are these items:
1 package TJ's Mirepoix (or chopped onions, carrots, & celery)
1 package TJ's shredded green cabbage
12 TJ's frozen turkey meatballs
1 box (4 cups) vegetable broth
1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to coat the pot
1 TJ's frozen garlic cube (or 1 fresh clove)
1. First heat the olive oil and frozen garlic cube in a large pot
2. Then add the Mirepoix with 1 cup of the veggie (or chicken) broth so the veggies have some liquid to start cooking in. Bring to a boil (about 5 minutes).
3. Add the rest of the veggie broth (3 more cups) and toss in the whole bag of shredded green cabbage
4. With a large mixing spoon, press the cabbage down into the broth until it is submerged in the liquid.
5. Add the frozen turkey meatballs to the pot and stir until they are covered by the broth and veggie mixture.
6. Last, cover the pot on low heat for 20 minutes or until soup is boiling and meatballs are warmed all the way through.
This soup is full of vitamins and nutrients from all the veggies, and the meatballs make it very filling. It is simply delicious! I made it last night and will be bringing it to work with me today for lunch. The soup stores very well and is even tastier the next day, after the meatballs have soaked in the broth! Enjoy!
July 28th, 2016
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.