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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


  • 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


  • 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!


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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