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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Very tasty soup and quick and easy to make! I didn't have fresh spices on hand so I used an Italian blend spice instead.
Hi Paula, I made it with dried spices as well, glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Love this soup! Easy to make delicious to enjoy! I topped each bowl with shaved Parmesan. Extra yummy!
Thanks Sue, this soup is one of my go to favourites!
Amazing healthy soup, great flavours and I had everything on hand. I purposely left off the garlic and increased the chilli, its for my lunches this week asked don't want to be eating garlic in work. Fab,
Thanks Lorraine, great way to adapt the recipe to your liking!
I made this soup in the instant pot... just threw everything in and it turned out sooo good! Only changes I made were to add additional garlic cloves (total 6) and 8 cups of beef broth instead of three... I wanted more broth... will definitely make again... thank you!
Thanks GG, great to know the recipe works well in an instant pot.
Hi Laureen , I made the Italian turkey burger soup yesterday. It was by far the most delicious meal. Thanks so much
thank you Maura, so happy to know you enjoyed the recipe
I rarely write reviews but I have made this soup so many times now, I had to say WOW. It is so easy, all in one pot on the stove top - done in 1/2 hr easy. I add cherry tomatoes ,sliced zucchini , a yellow pepper and only 15 oz diced tomatoes with chilies. The seasonings are perfect. Great hardy soup for dinner with a corn muffin. Many thanks for the great recipe.
Thank you so much JK, I make this soup often and never get tired of it.
This soup is delicious! I made it with what was left in my house as we didn't have time to grocery shop and it was fantastic. I used 6-8 fresh tomato instead and sauteed them with the vegetables first and used 2 more tablespoons of olive oil because it was dry in my pot on stove. All my boys loved it ! 2 years old and 5 years old and even my husband! Definitely a keeper!
thanks Sarah, it is a great recipe to use as a base to add all kinds of you favourite stuff. I even add macaroni to it occasionally.
I made this soup this weekend. It was delicious. I made some of the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits have with this soup. It was tasty meal.
Thank you Karen, biscuits sound great with this soup. Be sure to try my Hearty Tortellini soup. It takes a bit to make but is amazing!
Has anyone used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving in this soup?
Marjie, leftover turkey would work great in this recipe.
I have made this many times. It’s so comforting and tasty. I love that it’s healthy too. Perfect soup!
Thank you so much Jamie.
This recipe is a gem - even the pickiest eaters in my family were happy to have seconds! Plus, I able to hide some extra vegetables for our toddler (threw in what I had on-hand -- diced fennel, green pepper, and a package of frozen spinach), added some extra water and orzo at the end to make it a hearty one-pot stew. Served topped with parmesan cheese, and no one had any idea it was so healthy! This is absolutely going into our regular rotation. Thank you!!
Thank you Lisa, happy your family enjoyed the recipe. Appreciate you taking the time to comment and rate my recipe!
I’ve been making this soup and freezing single serving containers since you posted it! I decided that it would make a great accompaniment to our in law Christmas sandwich feast, but with chicken sausage and halving most of the herbs. Fantastic!
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!!