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Even if you are not Jewish, everyone should try a good matzo ball soup!



Ready In:

about 1 hr total

Calories Per Serving:


Good For:

Lunch, Dinner


Matzo Balls:
-¼ cup baking powder
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-2 large eggs
-⅔ cup matzo meal
-1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
-¼ teaspoon kosher salt
-¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
-1/4 tsp onion powder
-1/4 tsp garlic powder

Ingredients for Chicken Soup:
-2.5 containers reduced-sodium chicken broth
-12 ounces boneless chicken breast
-1 cup carrots
-1½ cups celery
-1 cup onions, any color
-½ teaspoon dried thyme
-Fresh ground pepper, to taste
-3 ounces (1½ cups dry) egg noodles or whole grain noodles

A few quick tips:

-Try to look for the reduced or low-sodium broth

-You can add any seasonings to the broth or matzo balls that you would like


Protein: 24.6 grams

Carbs: 27 grams NET carbs 24 grams

Fat: 6.3 grams

Step by Step Instructions 


To prepare matzo balls: combine baking powder, oil and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring well. Stir in matzo meal, dill, salt and ground pepper; chill 30 minutes. Shape dough into 12 (≈2 inch) balls


To make the soup: In a large pot, add all soup ingredients, except the noodles and matzo balls. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, carefully add chilled matzo balls, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the cover. Cook uncovered for 10 more minutes.


While soup is cooking, cook the noodles in a separate pot according to package.


Add cooked noodles to soup, just before serving. To serve, each soup should get 2 matzo balls. Enjoy!

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