Saturday, March 16, 2019

Klar suppe med melboller og kødballer (soup with meatballs and dumplings)

This month for Soup Saturday Swappers, the theme is Meatball soups.    Sneha of Sneha's Recipe is our hostess and she was the one who suggested Meatballs.   And I'm thankful she did because I got to make one my favorite Danish soups for this. Although I did twist it up smidge.

Mom used to make this once in awhile, although she'd also load it up with vegetables.
This is a great tasting soup, and relatively quick to make as well.   I also realized it's been a long time since I've made Melboller, (flour dumplings) which just happens to be my favorite thing to put in soup.
Klar suppe med melboller og kødballer

So here goes.
True confessions time.  I was out of ground pork, so I made my own.  Which was so dead simple to do, I'm shocked, shocked I tell you,  that I've  never made my own.
HELLO!!!!  I think I'll be making my own from now on.  
Ground pork for Klar suppe med melboller og kødballer

I also played with some interesting seasonings.  I used some Healthy Solutions Italian Meatball seasoning in the meat as well as the soup. and figured if I was going to be that good and not use salt, I'd also throw in some Turmeric.
I'm glad I did.
Klar suppe med melboller og kødballer

Yield: 2 Servings

Klar Suppe med Kødboller og Melboller (Clear Soup with Meatballs and Dumplings

prep time: 15 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 30 mins
This is a fun soup for kids and adults, or anyone who likes meatballs and dumplings


  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup finely minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon Healthy Solutions Italian Meatballs Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (opt.)
Soup Stock
  • 4 cups chicken stock, no salt added
  • 2 teaspoons Healthy Solutions Italian Meatball Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground Turmeric
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced


  1. Bring the soup stock and carrot  to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.  Turn the heat down. 
  2. Form the meat into small balls and add to the soup stock, but don't let it boil.   If it comes to a boil, add an ice cube or two to bring it back down.  (use the instructions for the melboller as a guide.)
  3. Cook until the meatballs just rise to the top of the soup, about 6-7 minutes.  Remove to a bowl while you make the Melboller. 
  4. When both are cooked, place some of the meatballs and some of the Melboller into a bowl and pour the stock over them and serve. 
  1. Bring water and butter to a boil in a saucepan, turn down the heat, add the flour all at once and stir it with either a Danish Dough Whisk or a wooden spoon. Continue to cook over low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the side of the pot, leaving a thin film on the bottom. Remove from heat, let cool a little, not too much, maybe 3-5 minutes or so. Beat in one egg by hand. The mixture will look ropy and gloppy, but it will pull together. As soon as one egg has been incorporated, add the second egg and continue to beat, until it is also incorporated. Set aside for a few minutes while you bring your broth to a boil, turn down the heat, and then make the melboller. Take a small spoon, I used an Ice Tea spoon, dip it into the broth which should be just below the boil, then dip it into the dough, forming a nice little oval shaped ball. Place it gently into the broth, and continue to make the dumplings until all the dough has been used up. Keep the heat on under the broth/soup, but don't let it boil. If it does get too hot, and boils, dump a little cold water into it to stop it, or do as I did, put in a couple of ice cubes. If it boils, the dumplings come apart and while they may taste good, they won't look all that great. Continue to cook for about 10 minutes or so, until the dumplings are cooked through. Serve with the soup as is or take them out, cook some vegetables in the soup stock, and then add the dumplings just before serving so they get a chance to heat up.
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Check out what the other Meatball Soup the  bloggers have made for March 2019!

Meatball and Noodle Soup (Sopa Albondigas con Fideo)  by Palatable Pastime
Zucchetti and Meatball Soup  by  Home Sweet Homestead
Green Gram & Chicken Meatball Clear Soup  by  Sneha's Recipe
Albondigas Soup by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Shrimp and Pork Meatball Wonton Noodle Soup  by  Karen's Kitchen Stories
Clear soup with meatballs and dumplings (Klar suppe med kødboller og melboller  by Sids Sea Palm Cooking
Spanish Meatball Soup with Saffron and Kale by A Spoonful of Thyme
One-Pot Fennel & Stout Beef Meatball Stew  by  Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice http://faithhopeloveandlucksurvivedespiteawhiskeredaccomp.
Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. I discovered how easy it was to make your own ground pork recently too when the store was out of it. This soup sounds delicious!

    1. Well now I know, and... it was a lot cheaper than buying the already ground pork, plus not as much fat. A total and complete win win situation.

  2. Sounds delicious Sid. I make my own ground meat quite often using my kitchen aid.

    1. I sometimes get that 'duh' moment. I did the ground or rather chopped meat in the food processor this time, but in the future, I'll pull out the big guns and grind it in my kitchen aid. Pork goes on sale all the time at my little grocery store.

  3. I adore flour dumplings! My mom made chicken and dumplings many a time when I was growing up, it was one of my favorite meals as a child. I like the idea of adding them to a meatball soup. Yum!

    1. I love these, and when I was a kid, I'd try to get as many in my bowl as possible, as an adult, no one's watching anymore and it's not as much fun. But they still taste amazing.


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