Matzo Ball Soup

ACHOOOOOO!!!!!

Has this been YOU recently and feel the cold coming? Or did you just see the title and think “OOOOO! THIS WOULD TASTE AMAZING!!” Well, your gonna be blessed today because this soup is literally amazing! So without further or do, here is my famous matzo ball soup recipe with less ingredients than I usually add, honestly you can add anything in the soup and matzo balls and it will be matzo mall soup.

Things you will need:

  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • Matzo ball mix (I used the Lipton brand in this recipe)
  • Potatoes (I used 4 regular potatoes)
  • 1 Carrot stalk
  • Salt (I used pink salt)
  • 1/2 of a Lemon
  • Lemon Pepper seasoning from TJ’s (Trader Joe’s brand)
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Chili Flakes
  • Garlic powder (You can use fresh cloves if you want, powder was easier for me to add)
  • Dried Parsley
  • Dried Dill
  • Dried Herbs
  • Garlic & Herb Mrs. Dash
  • Small Chives
  • Fresh Dill and Parsley to garnish at the end

I made this soup in the instant pot so I didn’t have to remove the white fluffy fat that floats on top when you usually make boil chicken but you can make this either way. If you make this soup in the stove top, just remove the white fluff. 🙂

Just a quick tip, I usually eye out my spices so there is no specific measurement, just get creative with it!

Start of with a clean whole, medium sized chicken. If making on the stove top, add the chicken, water, all the spices and dried herbs, chives, onion (Chopped in half) , half of a lemon, diced carrots, and potatoes on medium heat. Just remember when you add water, make sure you add as much water so you can have enough soup!

The same way, add everything to the instant pot and add on soup mode or pressure cook and add for 20 minutes.

Start preparing the matzo ball mixture by following the instructions on the box!

I used Lipton in this case

If cooking with stove top, remove whit fluff until you see a clear soup broth.

Once the soup is ready (you know this when you poke a knife through the chicken and see if it boiled well enough by seeing that the knife is clear and there is no pink)

If the soup is ready, bring soup to a boil

(with instant pot press the saute button)

Then add your matzo balls. In about 15 minutes or so, your matzo balls should look light and fluffy! What I usually do is do a taste test (My favorite part!) Then I taste and see if it is good! By now when the soup is ready, I like to have a side of fresh parsley and dill in a small bowl already chopped up and add it to my soup. This soup was a total winner, it tastes so good, you will want seconds!