Lazy turkey meatball soup is an easy dish that is low calorie, non-dairy, and filled with vegetables.Jump to Recipe
I have noticed that Instagrammers often comment about how bad their slow cooked food looks. And sometimes this is true. A pot of food that has been simmering for hours at a low temperature can tend to blend into mush. Except for this one. I am not sure why, but every time I make this soup it looks bright and colorful like above.
The good news is that even when slow cook food looks like slop, it generally tastes amazing! It is really hard to screw up a slow cooked meal (which is why I love them). There is a hack, though, if you want to improve the “curb appeal” of the plates you place before your friends and family. Just add a few brightly colored vegetables into the mix about 30 minutes before serving. Keep in mind, this will only work with fresh vegetables that cook relatively quickly. Spinach is the ultimate last minute add that warms quickly and add some brighter color. Brightly colored peppers work well too. Frozen veggies will definitely not work in this instance.
Somehow, Lazy Turkey Meatball Soup doesn’t need any tricks like that. It looks photogenic just as is (which is a good thing because I am very lacking in photography skills). Plus, it satisfies my meat eaters, my non-meat eaters, and my no dairy team members. My non- vegetable eating child has to pick around the dreaded veggies a bit. But, with the help of a ladle, I am generally able to steer extra turkey-meatballs his way.
Lazy Turkey Meatball Soup
- 6 quart slow cooker
- slow cooker liner (optional)
- measuring spoons and cups
- 1 lb Frozen Turkey Meatballs I used Wegmans brand, but any will do
- 16 oz frozen Italian blend vegetables You can switch the type of veggies to suit your preferences
- 2 14 oz diced tomato with roasted onion and garlic plain diced tomato will work too
- 6 cups beef broth
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
- I always start with a slow cooker liner. Nice and lazy 😉note that a liner is not required and many prefer to skip this step.
- Add frozen vegetables, turkey meatballs and diced tomatoes (Including juice in can) to pot.
- Sprinkle oregano over contents and then our beef broth over entire mixture
- Place rosemary and thyme gently on top
- Cover and cook for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high
- Keep warm until ready to serve!