Light and Fluffy Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo ball soup is the perfect comfort food. The light broth warms your soul while the hearty matzo balls leave you feeling full and happy. As a matter of fact, it is often referred to as Jewish penicillin (especially when made with chicken).


To achieve a light and fluffy texture, I use baking powder in my matzo ball soup recipe. If you prefer a denser matzo ball, feel free to leave out the baking powder.

Light and Fluffy Matzo Ball Soup
Make these light and fluffy matzo balls and serve with a delicious, but simple broth.
Matzo Balls
  • 1 cup matzo meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1½ TBSP dried parsley
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 TBSP canola oil (or melted schmaltz)
Soup Broth (enough to cover matzo balls in the pot)
  • 32-48 oz vegetable broth, enough to cover matzo balls (my favorite is Whole Foods 365 Organic Vegetable Broth)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a small bowl, combine matzo meal, baking powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and parsley.
  2. In a different bowl, whisk together the eggs and oil.
  3. Pour egg and oil mixture into the matzo meal and seasoning, and mix until completely incorporated.
  4. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
  5. While the matzo ball mixture is chilling, add broth and seasoning to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  6. When matzo ball mixture is chilled, remove from the refrigerator, and form into small balls. Tips: 1) Matzo balls will expand quite a bit, so don't make them too big 2) Wet your hands to make rolling the matzo balls easier.
  7. Carefully, drop the matzo balls into the boiling broth.
  8. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes. No peeking, no stirring! Do not remove the lid during this time!
  9. Remove from heat and serve.
Store leftover matzo balls and broth separately to keep the matzo balls from getting too mushy.


    • says

      Billie, you can do it! It’s really easy and affordable. You can always choose seasoning that you already know you love – especially in the broth, if that makes you feel a bit more confident.

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