Butterball Soup

Butterball Soup


"Tender little bread dumplings in a chicken broth make this a special treat."


50 m servings 167 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 18g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 1315 mg
  • 53%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Remove crusts from day old bread and crumble stale slices into a medium bowl. Mix in the butter, egg, salt and pepper until dough forms. Knead until the dough can be formed into balls. Form balls 3/4 inch in diameter, the recipe should make about 30 balls.
  2. Heat the chicken broth to boiling in a large saucepan or stockpot. Drop balls into the broth and simmer for 10 minutes, or until balls rise to the top. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.
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  1. 15 Ratings


My great-grandma's family moved here from Russia after leaving Germany. This recipe is very similar to the delicious butterball soup she used to make. She used all spice and chicken stock, bot...

Good comfort food. I made this with veggy broth and celery, onions and carrots. Much better then expected

My Grandma used to make this all the time and I could never remember the recipe.Mine never came out right...so this is wonderful!Thanks for sharing.

My grandmother in law used to make these every Easter for our family dinner. The literally melt in your mouth like butter. So good!! She passed away before any of us had the chance to get the ex...

Butterballs are my family's biggest food tradition. Every holiday it is the dinner meal. This is a bit different from our recipe but close and good as well.

i haven't made it yet, but my grandmother was full blooded german and use to make this and this recipe sounds right. thank you

Ok, so I knew that this wasn't going to be a taste sensation, but it was pretty good considering it was so cheap and easy to make. I think, however, that making it with homemade chicken broth an...

Nice way to use old bread! They remind me of an italian tipical dish form the north called "canederli"... I used sesame seed bread and the taste was very nice. I preferred oil to butter. Than...