Kale with Meatball and Orzo Soup


You’ll love how easy this soup is to make. Use my recipe for turkey meatballs or use your favorite. It’s a hearty and healthy soup that your family will enjoy all winter long.  Serve the soup with crusty garlic bread.


12 or more small meatballs made with (1/2 turkey meatball recipe)

3 carrots (sliced thin)

3/4 cup Orzo pasta

1 small bunch Kale (finely chopped)

4 cups chicken broth

4 cups water

1 small onion (chopped)

1 stalk celery (chopped)

2 cloves garlic (chopped)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup canned crushed tomatoes with Italian seasonings

Shredded Parmesan or Pecorino cheese



Saute the onion, celery, garlic and carrots in olive oil for a few minutes until onion is translucent.

Add the broth, water, seasonings and tomato and bring to a simmering boil.

Add the kale and orzo and cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat.

Add the meatballs and simmer for another 5-10 minutes. Taste the broth and add more salt and pepper if desired.

To serve, place in bowls and top with shredded cheese.



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