Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup Recipes

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September 25, 2018

Stuffed Pork Bitter Melon Soup in bowlThis is my new favorite way of making stuffed bitter melon soup. I took a shortcut in preparing this soup and the outcome was extremely delicious with half the time to cookI used my instant pot, but you can cook this over the stove as well for a little longer time.


The short cut I did was purchase sweet Italian pork sausage from Sprouts instead of ground turkey and seasoning it with minced garlic, mushrooms, onions, etc.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2-3 people


  • 2 bittermelon
  • 5 jumbo shrimp
  • 3/4 lb sweet Italian pork sausage
  • 1 1/2 qt water
  • 1 stem green onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper
  • 3 tsp fish sauce
  • 5 mushrooms


  1. Prep and devein shrimp then cut in half.
  2. Shrimp pieces
  3. Prep bitter melon and cut bitter melon into 3 even sections.
  4. cut Bitter Melon

  5. Using a spoon scoop out the inside.
  6. removing bitter melon center with spoon.
  7. Stuff the bitter melon with sweet Italian pork sausage.
  8. Stuffed Pork in Bitter Melon
  9. Pour water into instant pot and select the soup setting (12 minutes).
  10. pot with water
  11. Allow water to heat up and then add the bitter melon.
  12. cut bitter melon in pot.
  13. Using spoon, scoop meatballs pieces of the sausage into the instant pot.
  14. spoonful of sausage
    meatball in pan with bitter melon

  15. Add shrimp in. Then salt and fish sauce.
  16. cooked pork meatballs and bitter melon in pot
  17. After 12 minutes is up, allow instant pot to cool. Add in sliced mushrooms, diced green onions and cover for a few more minutes. Ready to serve with dash of black pepper on top.
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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,298 Posts
June 6, 2017

Bitter melon has amazing health benefits. This is one way I like to eat it without it being too bitter, because it is balanced with stuffed turkey and shrimp. Very healthy soup and goes great with rice!

Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup in bowl

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