Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cooking with Kids ~ Matzo Ball Soup


Emily loves helping me make Matzo Ball Soup almost as much as she loves eating it!! I actually do most of the preparation for this soup, since it involves peeling and chopping veggies. However Emily enjoys helping me make the matzo balls for this soup. Her favorite part is using the food processor to turn the matzo into matzo meal.

Matzo Ball Soup


  • 6 cups chicken broth

  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced

  • 1 rib celery, sliced

  • ½ onion, peeled and chopped

  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley

  • 1 cup matzo meal

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • 4 eggs, separated

  • ¼ canola oil

  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large saucepan combine the stock, carrots, celery, onion and parsley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the matzo meal, ¼ cup stock, 4 egg yolks, canola oil and salt and pepper. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy but not stiff. Fold the egg whites into the matzo meal mixture. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Shape the matzo mixture into 2 inch balls while occasionally dipping your hands in cold water. Carefully add the balls to the simmering soup as you form them. Cover the soup and cook for 30 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!!


Once Emily finishes all the veggies and matzo balls I give her a straw to suck up the broth with. It is amazing how much she loves this part of having soup!!

I am linking this up to:

Tasty Tuesday


Ticia said...

you know, I've almost made matzo ball soup several times, but never actually have.

Unknown said...

Oh, this would be so good on a rainy day like today...

Christy Killoran said...

I have never even had matzo ball soup! Sounds good though. We have a few bowls with straws attached to them and they are great for soup and cereal - the broth and milk disappear rather than being thrown away!

Elise said...

We have never made matzo ball soup. As the weather cools down here, this sounds like it would be the perfect recipe for a cool winter's night.

Michelle, thank you so much for your well wishes regarding the birth of Taleea. I really appreciate your kind words and thoughts.

Sela said...

This looks delicious, can't wait to try it! I would love for you to link it to my Tasty Tuesday party at selaandfamily.blogspot.com :)

Susan-Chasing Marcus said...

I am so excited about this! We got celery in our CSA box this week and none of us are celery fans so I have been looking for some things to use celery for!
I just might even let Sophie help me make the balls...is it to hard for little ones to help with? I think you had your little one help you, but I know that she is a kitchen pro!

In The Kitchen With AUdrey said...

Audrey loves to use the food processor. We use it to make all kinds of foods, even pizza dough.

Shilpa said...

Ved has been showing a lot of interest in cooking, and this would be good one to try out ! Thanks.


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