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Ground Turkey Vegetable Soup

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This easy to make ground turkey vegetable soup is perfect for cooler weather. You can prep it in advance for easy meals throughout the week! Be sure to see all of the other ground turkey recipes we share.

For those of you who are looking for something to make that is easy and wholesome, this veggie soup recipe couldn’t be better. It’s easy enough that you can make it on weeknights but you could also prepare it in advance and heat it up thought the week for quick lunches or dinners.

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I love to make ground turkey recipes because they are cost effective and leaner than ground beef recipes. They’re family friendly and I can also enjoy them on a healthy eating plan, it’s a win-win!

If you love vegetable soup you have to try this ground turkey version. It’s simpler to make and it’s lighter on the calories. It’s also better for your heart with less cholesterol and fat!

featured image showing the finished ground turkey vegetable soup ready to eat.

What kind of ground turkey should I use for my soup? 

I like to use lean ground turkey in my recipes because it’s the healthier option. You can use any kind you like.

Ground turkey breast will be the leanest and lowest in WW points if that applies to your needs. Sometimes I stock up when I found ground turkey on sale at places like the local grocery store, Target, and Aldi. Use what you have / what you like.

What vegetables can I include in my ground turkey soup? 

You can use whatever vegetable blend you like for your soup. I like to use the frozen mixed vegetables which usually includes things like carrots, peas, corn, green beans, etc.

If you have specific needs in terms of which veggies you need to avoid you can always use individual types of frozen vegetables and just mix them all up based on what you can eat and enjoy.

Making ground turkey soup with frozen vegetable is really easy and it’s a great way to get the most convenient solution with the most nutritional value.

a look at the serving bowl filled with finished ground turkey vegetable soup ready to serve

How long does vegetable ground turkey soup last? 

Like most recipes it will be at its prime for the first few days after you make it. Keep it stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container to extend the life of your ground turkey soup.

I would suggest that you use or freeze the soup within about a week. It’s not smart to let any cooked foods hang around in your fridge much longer than that before bacteria / food borne illnesses start to become a concern.

a bowl of the finished soup ready to eat

Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this for meal prep:

Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

You can also benefit from a good non-stick skillet, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and this awesome strainer tool!

Ingredients needed to make ground turkey soup with frozen vegetables:

This recipe uses lean ground turkey, olive oil, celery, small yukon gold potatoes, onions, tomato paste, chicken broth, frozen mixed vegetables, garlic, Italian seasoning, and some salt/pepper! 

ingredients needed to make ground turkey vegetable soup.

How to make an easy veggie soup with ground turkey:

In a large stock pot, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté the celery and the carrots for 3 to 4 minutes. 

Add the onion and continue to simmer for another 3 to 4 minutes.

pot ready to start cooking.

Add the chicken broth and the tomato paste, stir until well combined. 

adding in tomato paste

Add the spices and the potatoes, stir until well blended. 

adding in more onions.

Bring to a boil then turn down heat and simmer for 30 minutes. 

adding in the seasonings and potatoes.

Add in the ground turkey.

adding in the ground turkey

Add the frozen vegetables and simmer for 5 additional minutes. Serve hot.

simmering soup in a stockpot

Can I freeze ground turkey vegetable soup? 

Certainly. You can freeze this soup in bags once it is cooled so that they lay flat in the freezer or you can use freezer safe containers to save it for future use.

This soup is great for freezing because the veggies and meat are hearty and they’ll hold up well to being frozen and thawed out for use later. There’s no pasta or dairy ingredients that you need to worry about getting weird during the freezing / thawing process.

Tips for making the best ground turkey soup with vegetables:

Keep in mind that you can mix things up and use whatever vegetables you like. This is ground turkey vegetable soup without tomatoes. We use tomato paste but there’s no chunks of tomatoes. If you typically include them in your veggie soup feel free to add some!

If you only have ground chicken or ground beef on hand you can certainly substitute that in for the ground turkey if you want to, the recipe will work just fine with other ground meat.

This recipe is very flexible so you can add seasonings, veggies, even cooked noodles if you wanted and it will be great. It’s one of those recipes that you can adapt pretty easily to make your own based on what you and your family like.

top down look at two bowls full of ground turkey vegetable soup.

Looking for other ground turkey recipes to make?

If you want to try some other ground turkey recipes you won’t want to miss out on some of our favorites including some other soups, pasta dishes, and more.

spoonful of the finished soup ready to eat.

Printable Ground Turkey Vegetable Soup Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Ground Turkey Vegetable Soup

featured image showing the finished ground turkey vegetable soup ready to eat.

This easy to make ground turkey vegetable soup is perfect for cooler weather. You can prep it in advance for easy meals throughout the week!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 93% Lean Ground Turkey, browned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 medium or 1 bag of small Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1-6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables (corn, green beans and carrots)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large stock pot, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté the celery and the carrots for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add the onion and continue to simmer for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken broth and the tomato paste, stir until well combined.
  4. Add the spices and the potatoes, stir until well blended.
  5. Bring to a boil then turn down heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Add in the ground turkey.
  7. Add the frozen vegetables and simmer for 5 additional minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 196Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 63mgSodium 808mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 19g

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