Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

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  1. For the stock the best results come from the chicken bones of an already cooked chicken - so enjoy a chicken dinner and save the bones and the close meat. Cook this until the vegetables are nearly disintegrated. Remember do not add your salt till the boil point has been reached or your stock will be cloudy. Approximately 3 hours.
  2. Cool and strain off all the meat, vegetables and bones. Discard.
  3. Cool and strain off any fats.
  4. For the Matzo Balls: Beat the eggs. Add seltzer,oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Add Matzo meal and stir thoroughly. Refrigerate for 1/2 to 1 hour.
  6. Fill a 5 quart pot 3/4 full of water and bring to a rolling boil add 3/4 cup of kosher salt to the water and bring back to rolling boil.
  7. Moisten the palms of your hands with cold water form your matzo balls - I use a tsp to measure the amount - approximately 1/2 in diameter. Drop matzo balls into boiling water.
  8. Cook for at least 30 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a large bowl.
  9. Soup:.
  10. In a 6 quart pot add 1 tsp of olive oil when heated add your onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Over low heat bring to fork tender.
  11. Add the remainder of the ingredients. Add cooked matzo balls and allow to simmer for at least 30 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 133.25 Kcal (558 kJ)
Calories from fat 58.69 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.52g 10%
Cholesterol 62.08mg 21%
Sodium 1299.92mg 54%
Potassium 565.78mg 12%
Total Carbs 10.95g 4%
Sugars 4.06g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1.76g 7%
Protein 7.39g 15%
Vitamin C 7.6mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 75.7mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 20.79 Kcal (87 kJ)
Calories from fat 9.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.02g 10%
Cholesterol 9.69mg 21%
Sodium 202.82mg 54%
Potassium 88.28mg 12%
Total Carbs 1.71g 4%
Sugars 0.63g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0.27g 7%
Protein 1.15g 15%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 13%
Iron 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 11.8mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.9
  • 3

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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