Matzo Ball Soup
Updated: Dec 4, 2019
Okay so chances are you do not know what kind of soup I am talking about. Because I feel like everyone I ask has NO clue what this soup is. However, growing up it became one of my favorites. It is basically chicken noodle soup on steroids. Uhhhhh yum.
What really makes it is the matzo balls you place in there. They are essentially, dough balls made of matzo meal. Don't knock it 'till you try it mmmmkay.
I used a pressure cooker to cook my chicken and then I used a large pot on the stove for the soup itself. This can be made in your crock pot as well. It takes about 4 hours in total to complete and it tastes even better after sitting in the fridge all night after.
So first you will want to cook your chicken. I used my pressure cooker like I stated above! I love my pressure cooker SO much. I was busy all Saturday running errands and I was worried I would not get enough time to cook the soup. Then I remembered I had a pressure cooker and that my meat can be cooked in half the time!
Next up on the chopping block is garlic, onion & all your other veggies.
After you chop up your celery and your carrots, set them aside. You will need them soon!
Add some olive oil and saute your onions and garlic for about 5 minutes to get some aroma going!
Next comes the broth + your other veggies. At about the same time, your chicken should be done and time to add to the pot!
So now it's the important part. Seasoning + adding extra water. Make sure you season WELL. and taste as it is cooking to make sure it doesn't need more. That is a good rule of thumb, always taste when cooking if you can.
Add in about 2 cups of water and let your soup simmer/low boil for about 2 hours or so, stirring occasionally.
In addition, make sure you mix together your matzo ball mix. You only need one packet. Unless your little heart wants to make the whole damn box go for it lol. Hey, I am not judging here. I make sure to add these close to the end of cooking. They cook up pretty quickly in your soup.
It's quite simple once you make it. Don't be afraid to make soups. They can be intimidating at first but just go for it! Who cares if you mess up at first, mistakes are meant for learning!
What is your favorite soup? Comment below! I'd love to know!