Meatball & Noodle Soup (and how it can be ready in 10 minutes)

meatball noodle soup recipe

It’s the kind of soup you can eat all year round. The thing I love most about this simple meal is that it’s quick. Very quick.  You see, I’m on a quest to find super quick and easy family meals to make, especially at the moment.

Family life has changed a lot this year with all the children at school. My older kids do more extracurricular activities out of school and this leaves us coming home after 7pm on some nights. I’ve struggled with this over the last couple of months, but I’m starting to adjust to the new levels of organisation needed to make it work.  One of the ways I do this is by preparing meals in advance as much as possible.

Because easy meals are on my radar at the moment, I’m looking for inspiration everywhere and anywhere and I saw by a picture on Instagram by Gary from Yummy Lummy of a simple beef soup he made. I thought it could be something I could adapt into a throw together meal on those nights when I have little time at home.  So here it is.


meatball noodle soup

Meatballs – my recipe, full of veges is here – I make a double batch and then freeze half. On the day of making the soup, I leave the meatballs in the fridge to thaw. (Or you can use Chinese sausage like Gary does).

125 gram packet of rice Vermicelli noodles

1 Litre Beef Stock

2 cups of water

Salt & Pepper to taste

Veges of choice – chopped small (I used what I had in the fridge at the time: Bok Choy, 2 Carrots, Shallots)

Soy Sauce (optional splash to serve)


1. Heat the beef stock and water to boil.  Add vegetables according to cooking time.  So I added carrots & shallotts first and the bok choy a few minutes before serving.

2. I heated the meatballs a little in the microwave first, and then dropped them into the boiling water to cook them until heated through (about 5 minutes).  The only trick is to not over stir the mixture.

meatball noodle soup

3. Take soup off the heat and add noodles. Serve once the noodles are soft (only takes a few mintues).

meatball noodle soup

Everyone loved it! It’s a fun meal to eat.


Meatballs (full of veges)

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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  1. says

    Kelly this is great! I’m always looking for quick recipes that are flavoursome and nutritious – it’s hard to find the energy or inspiration when we all get home after a crazy day at work. Thanks for posting!

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