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So easy and delicious mini meatball soup that you and your kids-even toddlers- will love! Our family favorite!

mini meatball kids soup recipe

Every soup in my house is cooked from scratch. I don’t remember buying store bought chicken or beef stock for my soup, like, ever.

It is SO easy to buy your own chicken or beef, separate it in to different zip lock bags and freeze. Then it takes exactly 20 minutes to cook it to a broth. Done. 🙂 If i will ever have a farm- getting chickens will be highest priority!

Best mini meatball soup

For soups i prefer to use only organic free range chickens(from local farmers) or grass fed beef. Its a bit pricey, so i use it only for soups.

For this soup i used ground beef, but you can easily substitute it for ground chicken or turkey.

meatball soup recipe

This mini meatball soup was made for my kids, they love to have it for lunch and finish the leftovers next day. Sometimes i even put a corn in there(cut in three pieces), but today i didn’t have any on hand. You can add some, its delicious.

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Mini meatball soup

So easy and delicious mini meatball soup that you and your kids-even toddlers- will love! Our family favorite!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Russian
Keyword: mini meatballs soup
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/3 onion
  • 7 cups water
  • 6 oz ground beef (grass fed if possible)
  • 2 oz vermicceli noodles
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onions and dill


  • Shred the carrot and chop the onion. Add them to a medium pot , add olive oil and cook for 5 minutes over medium high heat until fragrant.
  • Peel potatoes ans chop in to small cubes. Form little meatball from the ground beef.
  • Add water to the pot. Add chopped potatoes, meatballs and bay leaves. Cook over medium high heat for 15 minutes.
  • Add noodles and cook for additional 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with chopped dill and green onions and serve! We love to add sour cream too but its totally optional


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2550IU | Vitamin C: 13.7mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4.4mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Recipe Rating


Wednesday 25th of October 2017

I love your tip to cut and freeze portions of meat for soups. I'd never thought of it! And my kids love mini meatballs, so I'll definitely try this recipe. Thanks!

Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Meatballs are such fun things to work with. Stuffed in buns, on pasta....and like here, in delicious soup. They are economical....and you can never go wrong with any flavour they come in.

Rezel Kealoha

Tuesday 24th of October 2017

This is so similar to a filipino dish my mom used to make us all the time. She didn't put any veggies in it so my brother and I loved it. Thanks for bringing back memories!!