Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs

Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs is a hearty dinner perfect for a cold night and also great any time of the year. A delicious, healthy, protein-packed soup that is super satisfying!

Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs – healthy high protein soup

Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs Recipe

If you love hearty soups, this Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs should be on your menu plan quite often. This soup is loaded with flavorful meatballs, red lentil, vegetables, and tomato sauce. The soup comes out thick and filling thanks to the meatballs and lentils. The lentils make this soup nutritious, high in plant-based protein and fiber, and also rich in vitamins and minerals.

This recipe is perfect for quick and easy to make dinner or lunch that comes together so quickly as a one-pot soup. It is also a great make-ahead recipe perfect for meal prepping and reheats amazingly throughout the week.

Enjoy a delicious healthy soup bowl that is loaded with nutrient-rich ingredients!

Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs – healthy high protein soup

Why You Should Make this Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs

  • it’s healthy soup packed with protein
  • it’s filling and delicious homemade soup
  • it makes easy dinner for all family
  • it’s a one pot meal
  • that’s perfect recipe for meal prep
  • it’s a nutritious meal for all your diet needs and fitness goals.Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs – healthy high protein soup

How to Serve Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs

We often have this soup with homemade wholewheat croutons and simple green salad like this Healthy Caesar Salad. Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs would be also enjoyed with a slice of bread or crackers topped with this Homemade Basil Pesto or a few pieces of these Italian Roasted Peppers.

More High Protein Soup Recipes to Enjoy:

Leftover Turkey Corn Soup

Fish Stew

Salmon Soup

Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs – healthy high protein soup

Serving: Prep time:  Cook Time: Total Time:
for 6 people 20 min 30 min 50 min

Ingredients for Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs

Ingredients for meatballs:

  • 1 lb (450g) lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup (40g) plain bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh dill or parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper or to taste

Ingredients for soup:

  • 2 Tbsp. (15g) olive oil
  • 1 medium (100g) onion, chopped
  • 2 medium (130g) carrots, shredded
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups (470g) tomato sauce
  • 8 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 cup (180g) red lentils
  • salt and black pepper to tasteTomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs – healthy high protein soup

How to Make Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients for the meatballs and mix well with your hands. Shape into 45-50 mini meatballs (or 20-25 regular meatballs). Set the meatballs aside.Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs – healthy high protein soupTomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs – healthy high protein soup
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped onion and shredded carrots. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5-6 minutes. Add in the minced garlic, stir, and cook for 1 minute more.Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs – healthy high protein soup
  3. Add the tomato sauce and broth or water. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil.Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs – healthy high protein soup
  4. Add the lentils, uncooked meatballs, salt, and pepper, and let everything come to a boil again. Lower the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes until the soup is thick and the meatballs are cooked through.Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs – healthy high protein soup
  5. Serve the soup topped with chopped parsley or dill and enjoy!

Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs – healthy high protein soup

How Many Calories in Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs

Calories (per 1 serve, 450 g): 340 cal Calories (per 100 g ): 75 cal
Fat: 11.8 g Fat: 2.6 g
Carbohydrates: 31.9 g Carbohydrates: 7.1 g
Protein: 26.2 g Protein: 5.8 g
Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs – healthy high protein soup

Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs

Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs is a hearty dinner perfect for a cold night and also great any time of the year. A delicious, healthy, protein-packed soup that is super satisfying!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings 6 people
Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb 450g lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup 40g plain bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh dill or parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. 15g olive oil
  • 1 medium 100g onion, chopped
  • 2 medium 130g carrots, shredded
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups 470g tomato sauce
  • 8 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 cup 180g red lentils
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients for the meatballs and mix well with your hands. Shape into 45-50 mini meatballs (or 20-25 regular meatballs). Set the meatballs aside.
  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped onion and shredded carrots. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5-6 minutes. Add in the minced garlic, stir, and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Add the tomato sauce and broth or water. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil.
  • Add the lentils, uncooked meatballs, salt, and pepper, and let everything come to a boil again. Lower the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes until the soup is thick and the meatballs are cooked through.
  • Serve the soup topped with chopped parsley or dill and enjoy!

Notes

How Many Calories in Tomato Lentil Soup with Meatballs
Calories (per 1 serve, 450 g): 340 cal Calories (per 100 g ): 75 cal
Fat: 11.8 g Fat: 2.6 g
Carbohydrates: 31.9 g Carbohydrates: 7.1 g
Protein: 26.2 g Protein: 5.8 g
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