Lamb Albondiga Soup

Lamb Albondiga Soup

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Finally, a soup you can eat with a fork and a spoon. This Lamb Albondiga Soup recipe lets lamb meatballs shine in a tomato sauce and rice-based broth.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510
Calories from Fat 260
Total Fat 29 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Sodium 1460 mg
Total Carbs 39 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 11 g
Protein 22 g
Vitamin A 4 %
Vitamin C 30 %
Calcium 10 %
Iron 20 %
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  • Recipe Serves6
  • Preparation Time20 min
  • Cooking Time45 min


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cups onion, finely chopped, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) pasta sauce
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon
  • 1 1/4 lbs. ground lamb
  • 6 Tbsp. yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice


  • Heat olive oil in 8-quart saucepot over medium-high heat and cook 1-1/2 cups onion, 1/2 of the garlic and bay leaves, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in sauce, water and 2 tablespoons Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine ground lamb, cornmeal, milk, egg, remaining 1/2 teaspoon Bouillon, pepper, cumin, remaining 1-1/2 cups onion, garlic and 1/4 cup cilantro in medium bowl; shape into 1-inch meatballs. Stir rice and meatballs into soup and bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until rice is tender and meatballs are done. Season, if desired, with salt and pepper. Stir in remaining cilantro. Remove bay leaf.
  • Cost per recipe*: $9.54.

    Cost per serving*: $1.59.

    *Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.