Turkey Meatball Soup in a purple bowl
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5 from 5 votes

Spicy Meatball Soup

This spicy Turkey Meatball Soup is simple and quick soup for any week night meal. It's hearty, filling and soup-er delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Dannii


  • 100 g udon noodles (or your favourite noodles)
  • 200 g turkey mince
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 4 spring onions
  • 500 ml hot water
  • 1 stalk lemon grass
  • 0.5 lime (juice and zest only)
  • 20 g fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 2 large mushrooms sliced
  • 100 g kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Put the mince, half the garlic (crushed), 1 red chilli (diced), 2 spring onions (diced) and half the ginger (finely chopped) into a bowl and combine. Roll into meatballs. Heat  the oil in a large pan and add the meatballs and cook for 10 minutes, turning over every few minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add the rest of the garlic and ginger to a food processor along with the lime juice and zest, lemon grass and coriander and whizz it up to make a paste. Alternatively, use a pestle and mortar to make the paste.
  • After the meatballs have been cooking for around 2 minutes, add the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the hot water and the paste to the pan and then add the kale and noodles and heat for around 4 minutes on low.
  • Serve into a bowl and top with the rest of the spring onions (sliced lengthways) and the other red chilli (sliced).


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 716mg | Potassium: 863mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6410IU | Vitamin C: 139mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 3.8mg