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Tiny Turkey Meatball and Chickpea Soup

A hearty recipe created by Chef Rocco for Biggest Loser's Amy Cremen

289 Calories/Serving
Yield: Serves 4


  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups low-fat salt-free marinara
  • One 15 ounce can low-sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1-1/3 pound package ground lean turkey
  • Nu-Salt
  • ½ pound broccoli rabe, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons grated pecorino romano


  1. Heat a large pot over high heat with chicken broth, marinara sauce, beans and crushed red pepper flakes until mixture comes to a simmer
  2. While mixture comes to a simmer, season ground turkey with Nu-Salt and pepper flakes
  3. Roll turkey into about 40 meatballs
  4. Next, stir broccoli rabe into the broth and bring to a simmer
  5. Add meatballs to the broth, cover pan with lid and lightly poach the meatballs until just cooked through, stirring occasionally for about 6 minutes
  6. The broth should barely simmer
  7. Check soup for seasoning
  8. Ladle into 4 large bowls and top with pecorino
  9. Although no actual salt is called for in this recipe, please add it as you see fit

Source: Chef Rocco DiSpiritio for Biggest Loser

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LOVE this soup. Tasty and filling. Lots of soup for few calories. Meatballs are a pain to prep, but all meatballs are.

posted Jan 25th, 2010 11:49 am


Easy, delicious, my favorite soup! We make it ALL the time!

posted Jan 13th, 2010 11:27 pm



Quick, Easy, Tasty!

posted Mar 9th, 2009 11:29 pm



Thanks for sharing this recipe! Saw it on Biggest Loser and just HAD to try it!! As good as I thoughtit would be.

posted Oct 9th, 2008 11:13 am



It was tasty, even my children enjoyed it!

posted Oct 5th, 2008 9:46 am


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