Matzo ball soup

Prep 15 min
Total 45 min
Makes 4 Servings

Pull up your sleeves, and get hands-on with dinner tonight! Rolled matzo balls are the star of this chicken and dumpling soup, bringing cozy comfort to your mid-week meal.



1/4 cup
3 tbsp
3/4 cup
sodium free matzo meal
2 tbsp
chopped fresh dill
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
fresh pepper
2 900-mL cartons
no-salt chicken broth
skinless, boneless chicken breast


  • WHISK eggs with water and canola oil in a large bowl. Stir in sodium-free matzo meal, 1 tbsp fresh dill, baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Season with fresh pepper. Cover and refrigerate 20 min.
  • CHOP carrots, parsnips and celery stalks into 1/4-in. pieces. Add to a large pot. Add no-salt chicken broth and 1/2 tsp salt. Set over high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, about 10 min. Remove vegetables from broth using a slotted spoon and reserve.
  • CHOP chicken breast into 1-in. pieces. With wet hands, roll heaping tablespoons of matzo mixture into balls. There should be at least 8. Drop matzo balls, then chicken into broth. Simmer, covered, until matzo balls and chicken are cooked through, 5 to 7 min. Return vegetables to broth. Ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh dill.


Calories 413
Protein 30 g
Carbohydrates 38 g
Fat 16 g
Fibre 5 g
Sodium 1600 mg
Excellent source of vitamin B6

Wine Pairings

Matzo ball soup
Pair it with: A “Homegrown” riesling.

Over my years as a sommelier I’ve found this soup a challenge to match, but I’ve recently discovered that an off-dry riesling is often your best friend in challenging pairing situations. The bouquet is honeycomb, blossoms and white peach.

Our pick: Megalomaniac Homegrown Riesling, Ontario, $17.

Issue: February 2014

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Photo credit: Matzo ball soup Photo by Roberto Caruso

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