This Ground Turkey Soup is a super healthy, easy soup that you can make on a weeknight when you don't have a lot of time to cook supper. The ground turkey goes so well with the wholesome ingredients you probably already have on hand like sweet corn, delicious canned seasoned tomatoes, and a few dried herbs. This Ground Turkey Soup recipe will be your new favourite go-to soup recipe!
This recipe Ground Turkey Soup is perfect to make on those weeknights when you're barely finishing up work on time and need to get something that could pass as "supper" on the table.
A recipe like this ground turkey soup one comes together soooo easily and it's healthy, delicious, and naturally gluten-free.
Bottom line: it's a super yummy soup recipe that the whole family can dig into😋
I used to think making soup was a hard and / or complicated thing to do but lemme tell you: it's not!
This easy recipe for ground turkey soup is a perfect example of how you can get a healthy meal on the table that's gluten-free for the whole family.
If you're into gluten-free and easy soups, definitely bookmark these recipe for later too:
Alright now let's get making this recipe for ground turkey soup!
📝Ingredients for ground turkey soup
- Ground turkey, about 0.5 kg or 1 lb
- Seasoned, stewed tomatoes
- Tomato paste
- Frozen corn
- Dried oregano
- Dried basil
- Chicken broth
- Salt and pepper
See recipe card below for quantities and the substitutions list too.
🔪How to make ground turkey soup
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onion, stirring frequently until soft about 1 min.
Add ground turkey and cook until no pink remains. Then add celery and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Then add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, frozen corn, oregano, basil and a pinch of salt and some pepper. Stir to combine.
Then add the chicken stalk and put the lid on the pot. Bring to a simmer on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
This is a pretty forgiving recipe so here's a few swaps you can make if you don't have everything on the ingredient list:
- Shallots - if you don't have shallots you can use a sweet onion or even a cooking onion
- Frozen corn - if you don't have frozen corn, canned corn will work just fine. Be sure to drain it if you use canned corn
- Canned tomatoes - in general, but especially for this soup recipe, I love the San Marzano canned tomatoes. But if you don't have them or can't find them, just use what you have - canned diced tomatoes can do the job
- Add rice - love rice in ground turkey soup (or soup in general?) ME TOO. Swap out the corn and add some cooked rice into the soup
💃Using your Instant Pot or Slow Cooker
I'll make this turkey soup with vegetables on the stovetop in a large pot but if you want, you can easily make it in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker.
- Instant Pot version - to make this soup in the Instant Pot, first use the "Saute" function to cook the onion and ground turkey. Then follow the rest of the instructions, adding all the ingredients into the Instant Pot. Then, put the lid securely on the Instant Pot and change the setting to "Soup". Once the timer goes, carefully let the steam out by releasing the pressure valve. And once safe to do so, open the lid, stir and serve.
- Slow Cooker version - to make this soup in the slow cooker, first cook the ground turkey, onion and celery on a non-stick pan (or saucepan) on the stovetop. Once the meat is cooked through and the onion and celery is soft, add this to the slow cooker. Then add all other ingredients. Set the slow cooker on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. Stir occasionally and taste before serving.
🥡Storage and Freezing
This ground turkey soup will be good in the fridge for up to 4 days. Simply re-heat on the stove or in the microwave.
You can freeze this ground turkey soup too. Simply let it cool down and then put it in an air-tight container. You can freeze it for up to 3 months. Bring it out of the freezer the night before you want to eat it and then re-heat on the stovetop.
No need to measure (ie, weigh) your ground turkey. This recipe is pretty forgiving so if it's a little more (or less) than what the recipe is calling for, no biggie. And unless it's a MASSIVE package of ground turkey, just use up all the ground turkey in the soup. No fun wrapping up a tiny bit of meat!
Season your ground turkey - and the soup - as you go. If your canned tomatoes and / or chicken broth do NOT have sodium added, you'll need to add it in. I like to add some to the ground turkey when it's cooking; after I add the broth and then again after tasting how the soup is coming along after it simmers for a bit.
I hope you enjoy this ground turkey soup!
If you do try it please, rate and comment below. I love hearing from you❣️
👀Looking for a few more weeknight meals?
Check these easy and healthy ones out:
- Simple Haddock Quesadillas
- Instant Pot Sweet and Spicy Chicken Thighs
- Easy Spiced Chicken Salad with Brown Rice
- Easy Chicken Soup with Tomatoes and White Beans
- Easy Winter Soup with Beans
- Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup (no beans)
This post was originally posted on August 30th, 2020. Process shots and helpful copy was added and re-published on November 25th, 2022.
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Easy Weeknight Ground Turkey Soup
- 2 shallots or 1 small sweet onion, diced
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- 1 pkg ground turkey meat about 0.5kg or 500 grams
- 3.5 cups seasoned, stewed tomatoes, large pieces 1 large can, 28 oz
- ½ cup tomato paste 1 small can, 5.5 oz
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- Kosher salt to taste
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onion, stirring frequently until soft about 1 min.
- Add ground turkey and cook until no pink remains, breaking up as you go, with a wooden spoon.
- Add celery and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Then add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, frozen corn, oregano, basil and a pinch of salt and some pepper. Stir to combine and break up the tomatoes with a wooden spoon.
- Then add the chicken stalk and put the lid on the pot. Bring to a gentle boil and then turn down heat and simmer on low-medium heat for about 15 minutes.
- Taste halfway through and add salt and pepper to taste if needed. Serve hot.