Keto Matzo Ball Soup

This gluten-free Matzo Ball Soup recipe is a healthy twist on a classic Passover recipe. My secret to making this dish gluten-free is to use almond flour in place of matzo meal. Yes, it’s true, I’ve created a Paleo Matzo Ball Soup!

Growing up, I loved chicken soup with matzo balls, and I still do. When I am getting over a cold, this soup dish is the first thing I make. We like to say that chicken soup is Jewish penicillin! And these gluten-free matzo balls only make it better. Be sure to use my chicken bone broth recipe in this soup, so that it is extra healthy and unbelievably delicious!

Traditionally, we serve this Paleo Matzo Ball Soup at Passover. Pesach is one of my favorite holidays. I adore holidays that involve a change of seasons and Passover, occurring each year in March or April (depending on the full moon), ushers in spring. Did you know that all of my recipes are kosher for Passover because they use almond flour?! That’s right I don’t have any gluten or chametz in the 800 recipes on this entire website! And all of my cookbooks are kosher for Pesach too!

Matzo Ball Soup

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Servings 6


  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs, (1 teaspoon) salt and pepper for 2 minutes
  • Stir in the almond flour
  • Refrigerate the mixture 2-4 hours
  • Remove from refrigerator
  • Heat a large pot of water (with 1 teaspoon salt) and bring to a boil
  • Roll the batter into 1-inch balls then drop into the pot of boiling water
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes
  • Heat 6 cups chicken stock in a separate pot
  • When the matzo balls are finished, remove from simmering water with a slotted spoon and add to chicken stock
  • Ladle stock, plus 2-3 matzo balls into individual bowls and serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Fridge Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
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Like most other families who grew up celebrating this holiday, we had matzoh ball soup every year. My grandmother made this soup. My mother made this soup. And now I have made this soup! My children will be at least the fourth generation of my family to partake in matzo balls! But they will have gluten-free matzo balls!

I made a test batch today for my family to sample and was given the thumbs up. I will be serving this soup and other gluten-free Jewish food at our Passover seder.

These gluten free matzo balls are non-gebruchts, pareve and kosher for Passover. If you love these matzoh balls as much as we do, be sure to take a look at my healthy Paleo Passover menu! Here are some of my other classic Paleo Passover recipes:

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162 responses to “Keto Matzo Ball Soup”

  1. Instead of dropping the balls into boiling water to cook could I drop them into boiling chicken stock, just thinking they would be tastier cooked in chicken stock.

  2. This is my go-to for matzo ball soup. Flawless every time, and I have been making this for years! It’s raining tomorrow so I am going to make a big pot so that we have it or a couple of days! Thanks so much or ALL of your amazing gluten free recipes.

  3. My mom gave me some of her extra mixture after break fast this year and I made them two days later and they turned out GREAT! the mixture remained airy in the fridge in a Tupperware and I got to eat matzo balls for the first time in 6 or 7 years since going paleo! Thanks Elena.

  4. These did not work for me at all. Had the batter in the fridge overnight and they disintegrated in the boiling water. Total and complete waste of ingredients. Fix your recipe, because it doesn’t work. I already have enough problems doing gluten free but recipes like yours that don’t work just make it so much harder.

  5. These were amazing and made my first passover after going grain-free (SCD) so easy! In fact, I’ll be making more this week to eat with some broth I’ve frozen and will be defrosting.

  6. I’m wondering if it is better to make the dough today ( Thursday) and not cook it into balls until our meal on Sunday, or if I should just cook the balls today and store them until Sunday? BTW…..I have made these many times and they are excellent. This is just the first year having to do all of the cooking alone (as many are, I’m sure) so, trying to get a head start.

  7. These are amazing – thank you! Just wondering how it is best to store them if not serving them right away? In the chicken soup itself or in a separate container?
    Thank you!

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