This winter melon meatball soup recipe is a simple side dish you will love, especially for National Meatball Day (March 9th). It’s healthy, wholesome, delicious, and easy to make— simply the best Chinese comfort food.
What Is a Winter Melon?
Winter melon, also known as winter gourd or ash gourd, is a type of oblong fruit. It is considered an edible vegetable in Asia, where the fruit originated.
In Chinese or Vietnamese cuisine, winter melon is a popular ingredient for making comforting soups or stews. That’s the inspiration for today’s winter melon meatball soup recipe.
Is Winter Melon Meatball Soup Healthy?
Yes, our winter melon meatball soup is healthy. Here’s why:
We measure our ingredients so that we can calculate the nutritional value of the dish. We want to make sure that calorie, sodium, and saturated fat intake per serving is just right.
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Winter Melon Meatball Soup Recipe
Warm up on a chilly day with this hearty winter melon meatball soup.