Farro Soup with Meatballs Recipe

How To Make Farro Soup with Meatballs

This yummy farro soup is filling and comforting! It has nutritious farro grains and hearty turkey meatballs along with other veggies. Try this recipe now!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 1lbground turkey,93% lean
  • 1egg,beaten
  • 1tspItalian Seasoning
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½cupbreadcrumbs
  • ½cupParmesan cheese,grated
  • 1onion,finely chopped
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1cupVillage Harvest Farro Perlato
  • 6cupschicken broth
  • 1cantomatoes,Italian-style, undrained
  • 1canwhite beans,rinsed and drained
  • 2cupskale leaves,torn
  • 2tbspparsley
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat broiler. Combine all ingredients and mix until combined. Shape into small meatballs about 1-inch in diameter.

  2. Line a sheet pan with foil and place the meatballs on the pan. Broil about 6 inches from the heat for about 8 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through and have started to brown.

  3. While you prepare the meatballs, start the soup. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion has softened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. Add the chicken broth and farro to the pot then bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, or until farro is tender.

  5. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, and kale. Cook for 5 minutes more, or until kale is wilted. Stir in the broiled meatballs at this time.

  6. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle with parsley and serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Alternatively, you can skip the broiling and simply add the meatballs to the soup to cook them. If you’re simmering your meatballs, add them after the farro has cooked for 10 minutes.
  • If you’re pressed for time, feel free to use frozen pre-made turkey meatballs. Just add them to the soup when you add the farro.


  • Calories: 522.70kcal
  • Fat: 16.41g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.20g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.34g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.36g
  • Fiber: 8.84g
  • Sugar: 8.22g
  • Protein: 38.43g
  • Cholesterol: 94.45mg
  • Sodium: 1176.53mg
  • Calcium: 287.56mg
  • Potassium: 1076.88mg
  • Iron: 6.41mg
  • Vitamin A: 91.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.65mg
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