One of my favourite soup recipes Italian Turkey Burger Soup, both healthy and hearty made with lean ground turkey. Easy to make in less than an hour!
With the colder temperatures starting to set in what could be more comforting than a warm bowl of soup. This recipe for Italian Turkey Burger Soup makes a terrific lunch but so hearty it can definitely serve as a main course meal.
I am always looking for tasty ways to use healthy, lean, ground turkey breast. The problem with ground turkey is that it can taste dry and flavourless; not so with this recipe! Moist lean turkey meat with scrumptious flavour.
The combination of fresh oregano, thyme and basil with a tomato base add robust flavour to this exceptionally delicious soup. I usually use fresh herbs from my garden which I transfer indoors for the winter. They add superior flavour over dried, but if need be, dried herbs will still taste awesome in this recipe. Be sure to double up the recipe as this soup is even better the next day. Put in a thermos for school lunches your children will love!
Italian Turkey Burger Soup
One of my favourite soup recipes Italian Turkey Burger Soup, both healthy and hearty made with lean ground turkey.
- 1 ½ lbs ground turkey breast
- 1 large onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic finely minced
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 ½ cups carrots sliced
- 1 ½ cups celery sliced
- 1 can diced tomatoes not drained 28 oz
- 3 cups beef broth
- 4 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 tsp. dry
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dry
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dry
- ½ teaspoon chili pepper flakes
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- Heat olive oil in large skillet.
- Add ground turkey, salt, pepper, onion and garlic to skillet and sauté until turkey is browned.
- Transfer to Dutch oven or pot.
- In same skillet add carrots and celery and sauté just until slightly tender (not too soft).
- Transfer to Dutch oven.
- Add tomatoes to skillet to deglaze (love the extra flavour that comes from the browned bits in skillet).
- Add beef broth, tomato paste and all the herbs (except parsley) to skillet and bring to a boil.
- Transfer to Dutch oven, stir to combine all ingredients.
- Simmer on low heat for 30- 40 minutes.
- Add parsley last 5-10 minutes of cooking.
Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 30gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 926mgPotassium: 885mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 6145IUVitamin C: 18.9mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 2.9mg
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Wow! I made this for dinner and it was a huge hit!! I was excited to find a new way to use ground turkey - wasn’t sure how it would be in a soup - but this was positively delicious! We ate the entire pot! Thank you!
thank you Sandra, I make this soup often.
Delicious! I added a can of kidney beans and used Kroger chopped tomatoes with basil and oregano,,
This was so good and fit right into WW plan,
This is so yummy. Is the nutritional fact for 1 cup serving????
So good! I also added a can of kidney beans and a dusting of Parmesan cheese. It was delish! Cooked in Instapot for 15 then slow release for 15 mins.
This was the first time I made this soup. I found you use too many things to make the soup and too many steps. Once I put everything into my soup pot and gave it a taste it was not flavorful enough. So I added orgegano seasoning, two bay leaves, turmeric and garlic powder. I also added frozen corn and frozen peas (don't use canned veggies) and fresh mushrooms. Came out delicious. The next day when all of the seasoning has blended bit should be great.
This soup was great, my boyfriend was a little scared because of the turkey smell, but he said it tasted great, my Mom and ai loved as well!! Do you think it would taste much different with ground chicken or beef?
This soup was delishious and easy to make. I had a pound of ground turkey and was looking for something new to do with it. Today is a dreary, rainy day and the soup was perfect for dinner. The whole family decided this is a keeper!
Was cold and rainy when I got home from work this morning, so I looked for a recipe for soup using ground turkey, and came across yours. Soup was delicious!! I used chicken broth instead of beef broth. I also halved a small zucchini, sliced it and added it to the carrots and celery when I sauteed them. I topped it off with some parmesan cheese once it was in my bowl. Recipe is definitely a keeper!!
A delicious simple soup with on-hand ingredients. Sometimes you don't want a soup with beans or pasta -- but still hearty-- and this fit the bill. Enjoyed by all at the table.
I made this for a small family with a 3-year-old. Everyone absolutely loved it and the three year old ate three bowls of it! We couldn't believe it! There was just a little left over and I added some kale to it and finished it off. Great recipe! And great way to utilize some ground turkey.
When a 3 year old likes a recipe, it's in the keep file! A good way to get them to eat vegetables.
This is one of my favorites! I enjoy it so much I almost always overeat.
This was a good base to make turkey soup from. I did substitute fresh vegetables including fresh tomatoes and did not put in the tomato paste as it really doesn’t need it. (you can just cook down your own tomatoes). I felt that made it so much tastier .
Cold today so this soup will be welcome! So delicious and filling. Fun to put together. I am going to try adding some veggies or beans to add even more flavor. Thank you!
I tried this recipe last night, and it was delicious! I substituted potatoes for carrots; extra oregano for thyme; and cayenne for chili pepper flakes. Thank you for posting this recipe
I made this soup today And it is delicious. I added a can of kidney beans and also some beef bouillon. I also might add some macaroni elbows. All in all I would say Dallas I have to add is some home made bread!!
Delicious! Made the recipe exactly as written and in my Instant Pot. My husband and I both loved it! Thank you!
Made this tonight, my pickiest eater is on his 2nd bowl, so definitely a win. I did make it in the instant pot as my soup pot was in the dishwasher, but I think it translated well. I also added some cooked ditalini pasta at the end, which was really good...I just needed that extra comfort after a long day. This one's absolutely going in the rotation. Thank you.
That is wonderful Melissa, so glad your family enjoyed this soup recipe.
Very good and so easy! Next time I will do it all in my Dutch oven though.
Lots of flavor! I’ll be making this one again! Thank you!
Thank you so much Angie!