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Turkey Curry Meatball Soup


Turkey Curry Meatball Soup

Carrie of Sommer Designs started a Dinner Challenge group on Flickr. The idea is to get out of the supper rut and give each other ideas for new meals to prepare. That’s a goal I can get behind. I recently started planing our meals a week at a time again, and giving each night a fun title to help me out. Frankly, I could spend several hours poring over cookbooks and still not be any closer to making up my mind what to serve. Knowing that Wednesday is “Throw it in the Oven and Ignore it Night” narrows down my choices considerably. Homemade pizza, anyone? Mondays have become “Try Something New Night” and this new Flickr group will be a great resource for me in the future.

Tonight being Sunday, we had “Don’t Phone it in Night” which means I take some time and prepare something halfway decent icon_wink-flickr-2-8 I chose Turkey Curry Meatball Soup, which was delicious and is my first submission to the Dinner Challenge group. Neil and I each had a bowl, and I froze three more nights’ worth to pull out some future Tuesday (or, “Something Decent From the Freezer Night”). Here is the recipe:


Turkey Curry Meatball Soup


4Carrots — peeled and diced
2 LargePotatoes — peeled and diced
4 StalksCelery — diced
2 teaspoonsGarlic — minced
1/4 cuppowdered chicken stock base
1 tablespoonCurry powder
1 poundLean ground turkey
1/2 smallOnion — diced
1/2 teaspoonSalt
1 tablespoonCurry powder
1/2 cupDry bread crumbs


  1. In a large stock pot, add the first six ingredients.
  2. Fill pot with water until vegetables are submerged ~2 inches. Bring to a boil on high heat.
  3. While soup is heating, prepare meatballs: Work ingredients together with your hands until you have a homogeneous mixture. Form into ~24 meatballs.
  4. When soup has come to a boil, drop meatballs in one by one to prevent them from sticking together. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and meatballs rise to the surface (indicating they are cooked through).
  5. Add a generous grinding of fresh black pepper and serve.

Recipe By :Elise of Funky and Delightful (URL) with a few small changes by Lisa Clarke
Servings : 8
Weight Watchers Points: 3.3


  • The meatballs rising to the top was not a good indicator of doneness for me – it happened almost immediately.
  • It made enough for four meals (for two people), so I froze three portions for future use.


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12 thoughts on “Turkey Curry Meatball Soup

  1. THIS is what I’ll use that frozen, ground turkey for in my freezer! It looks yummy and like something my kids would eat.

    I don’t know if you remeber me or not, but I used to post at your old board (mostly about books that I’d read!). I lurk here often, as I love to read about all your crafts (I am soooo UNcrafty!) and look at all your great photos.

    Thanks for the recipe!!!

    1. Hi, Monica! Sure I remember you! Every time I wander over to the Polka Dot Cottage to look up something-or-other, I wonder what’s up with you. Glad to see you again, and I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  2. Merciiiii !!Je ne parle pas trop l’anglais mais que de bonheur quand je me promène sur votre blog !!C’est superbe et joliment fait bravo !!!

    1. Welcome, Corinne, and thank you for the kind words! I had to use Google to translate them, but that’s alright. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

      Bienvenue, Corinne, et je vous remercie pour les aimables paroles! J’ai dû utiliser Google pour traduire, mais ça c’est bien. Merci d’être passé.

  3. *drool* being a soup loving and curry loving family…I do believe I will make this some time in the very near future!

    1. It takes a little more time than I like to spend on supper (read: more than 15 minutes, LOL!) but it’s worth it with all of the leftovers.

      1. well I love making stuff like this and will most likely use the crock pot and double the recipe My DP can eat soup every day if I let her. Since I like making enough to freeze left overs (and then send to work with her for lunch) this fits perfect. And I love the WW points you figure out. Makes it easier for me cause I don’t have to 😀

        See what Kathi has been blogging about: Busy, Busy, Busy

  4. What a great idea but why do you count the weight watchers points? Is that part of the challenge? Funnily enough I started writing a couple of my recipes down as I am always looking for a different taste / texture and recently my husband has commented on them in a positive way of course (Or he would be wearing it!)…..perhaps I should blog them too?

    See what Lunes has been blogging about: I’m deep pink – what are you?

    1. WW points aren’t part of the challenge, but I always calculate them for myself. It helps me avoid eating anything too horribly bad for me.

      If you’re writing down your recipes anyway, you might as well blog them – it couldn’t hurt, and someone might end up really loving them!

  5. Sound yummy, and perfect for a cool day.

    1. Mmm, yes, it warms one up nicely.

  6. […] day, and if I felt like making soup when I got home, I could put together some really nice homemade Turkey Curry Meatball Soup, or a nice chicken vegetable soup I got from Chris Carleton way back when. But honestly, I am […]

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