This hearty farro soup recipe is filled with turkey meatballs, white beans and kale. It's the perfect easy and nutritious dinner option!
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Farro Soup with Meatballs

This hearty farro soup recipe is filled with turkey meatballs, white beans and kale. It's the perfect easy and nutritious dinner option!
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword farro soup, meatball soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 265kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground turkey 93% lean
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup Village Harvest Farro Perlato
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can Italian style tomatoes undrained
  • 1 can white beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups torn kale leaves
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • For the meatballs: Preheat broiler. Combine all ingredients, mix until combined. Shape into small meatballs about 1 inch in diameter.
  • Line a sheet pan with foil and place the meatballs on the pan. Broil about 6 inches from the heat for about 8 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through and have started to brown. Alternatively, you can skip the broiling and simply add the meatballs to the soup to cook them.
  • While you prepare the meatballs, start the soup. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-5 minutes or until onion has softened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken broth and farro to the pot; bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes or until farro is tender. If you're simmering your meatballs, add them after the farro has cooked for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, beans and kale; cook for 5 minutes more or until kale is wilted. If you've broiled the meatballs, also stir them in at this time.
  • Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Notes

If you're pressed for time, feel free to use frozen pre-made turkey meatballs; add them to the soup when you add the farro.

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1493mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 17.8mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 3.4mg