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
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Be sure to try these other terrific soup recipes! Ham and Bean Soup and Homemade Mushroom Soup
This was really easy and good! I made it all in one pot and added half a box of soup noodles at the end.
Terrific Brittanne, the noodles are a great addition
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Hello, my boyfriend loves Brussels sprouts. Can I add Brussel sprouts to this recipe? And if so, when should I add them? Please tell me the best way to prepare them and add to this recipe. Also at what point do they go in? Thank you so much!
Hi Tina, I'm not too sure how brussel sprouts would taste, but I personally wouldn't like them in this soup.
This sounds so good! I'm going to try it with chicken broth instead of beef. Thanks for the recipe!
I just got an instant pot for Christmas so I adapted and made this soup. Browned the turkey in a separate pan. Sauted the veggies right in the pot...dumped everything else in. Manual 6 minutes QR
It turned out perfect and the veggies are not mushy.
Flavor is great..tastes like it's been simmering away!
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I made this tonight it was really good my boyfriend and I loved it !!!
So glad to hear that Carol.
This was delicious! Thanks so much 🙂
thank you kindly TerryAnne
I used 2 tablespoons of cilantro instead of parsley and I also added diced potatoes. I used ground beef as well. Came out great. Thanks for this recipe.
I bet it tasted great!, thanks for trying my recipe Rockhound.
I did 2 lbs of turkey burger because I like my soup meaty and wanted the extra protein:)
I tried your Italian Turkey Burger Soup and it was delicious. The kids even loved it and they are not big soup eaters .
Thank you Jennifer, that's always the biggest compliment - when kids like my recipes!
I made this soup tonight, and it was delicious! The fresh herbs are wonderful. I only used 1 lb. of meat, and added 2 cups garbanzo beans. My children and husband enjoyed it as much as I did.
This is absolutely delicious! We just add some orzo to it during the last 10 minutes 😊
Orzo is a great addition Kristen
Snowy day here in NJ and this looks so good however I do not have fresh veggies do you think frozen corn & or peas could work?
frozen veggies will work just fine Nancy, enjoy!
This is the second time I've made this (both times doubled the recipe) and LOVE it. My husband and son love it as well. This soup is a keeper!.
Thank you kindly Nicole
Really good soup. Added sauté cabbage and chopped kale. Even better
Lov making this recipe!! My favorite soup ever:)
One of my favs as well Lynn, thanks for commenting.
Just finished this recipe and enjoyed a bowl....very delish. Thanks!
Thank you Dee, glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Oh this Italian turkey Soup...sooo yummy. I craved it last night. So, today the pot is on again...comfy food!
I really want to thank you for posting this recipe. Ever since I found it, I make this once a week!
Thank you so much for the comment Nadine. Its one of my favs as well.
Wonderful! So good when we find recipes the kids love. This is one of my favourite soups!
Do you have a slow cooker recipe for this soup?
I have cooked this in the slow cooker as is, just fry up the ground turkey and stuff, then throw everything in the slow cooker for a couple of hours.