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Hearty Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables

Hearty ground turkey soup with vegetables is a clean and comforting meal perfect for soothing the belly and soul. Make it if you’re feeling under the weather, or if you just love a great nourishing soup recipe!

Hearty Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables - creamy, filling clean soup recipe that is dairy-free, paleo, and whole30

This is a curl-up-on-the-couch-in-your-fuzzy-socks-when-it’s-snowing-outside kind of soup.

Or a clean cold-busting remedy that tastes amazing but isn’t your typical chicken noodle soup soup.

It can also serve as:  The ultimate breakup soup, the sultry love soup, the soup to uplift, soup for the full heart, a meal to enhance your already bodacious bod, and/or the soup to heal all wounds.

All things considered, this ground turkey soup recipe is:

Recipe Highlights:

  • Gluten-Free and Grain-Free
  • Dairy-Free, yet nice and creamy
  • Paleo
  • Whole30
  • Filling and comforting, yet easy on the digestive system

Let’s whip it up!

Creamy Ground Turkey and Vegetable Soup - dairy-free, paleo, whole30 healthy soup recipe

How to Make Hearty Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables:

Heat a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat and add the chopped bacon. Cook until much of the fat has rendered, about 2 to 3 minutes. 

Chopped bacon cooking in a large stock pot

Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes.

Onions sautéing in a large pot in the bacon fat.

Scoot the onions off to the side of the pot and add the ground turkey (or sausage). Brown for 2 minutes, flip, and brown another 1 to 2 minutes. Use a spatula to chop the meat into smaller pieces.

Add the meat to brown

Add the remaining ingredients except the spinach to the pot, cover, and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle boil and continue cooking 20 to 30 minutes, until potatoes are cooked through. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted, about another 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the baby spinach

Serve the soup with your favorite gluten-free cornbread, gluten-free sandwich bread or cheese and herb Irish soda bread, and enjoy!

Healthy soup recipe with ground turkey and vegetables - creamy, gluten-free, paleo, whole30

Want to change things up to put it on repeat but keep it fresh? Here are some ideas.

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Add ⅓ cup white or brown rice.
  • Leave out the potatoes for low-carb (or replace them with cauliflower).
  • Skip the onion to make the recipe low-FODMAP.
  • Omit the bacon and use 2 tablespoons of avocado oil if you don’t have bacon on hand.
  • Add sun-dried tomatoes or artichoke hearts.

Heaping bowls on repeat.

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Top down photo of a big bowl of hearty ground turkey soup with grey striped napkin and fresh garlic to the side

Hearty Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ground turkey soup with vegetables and coconut milk for a creamy, paleo, whole30 meal

Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 3 small yukon gold potatoes, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini squash, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (15-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Heat a dutch oven or large pot over medium heat and add the chopped bacon. Cook until much of the fat has rendered, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Chopped bacon cooking in a large stock pot

2. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes.

Onions sautéing in a large pot in the bacon fat.

3. Scoot the onions off to the side of the pot and add the ground turkey (or sausage). Brown for 2 minutes, flip, and brown another 1 to 2 minutes. Use a spatula to chop the meat into smaller pieces.

Add the meat to brown

Add the remaining ingredients except the spinach to the pot, cover, and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle boil and continue cooking 20 to 30 minutes, until potatoes are cooked through. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted, about another 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the baby spinach

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1 of 6
Amount Per Serving Calories 408Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 13gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 67mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 25g

Hearty Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables - an easy, comforting and healthy soup recipe that is paleo, whole30, dairy-free, and loaded with health benefits!

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Shannon

Saturday 7th of January 2023

I have made this several times since I stumbled across the recipe a couple of months ago. I was looking for something healthy and filling using turkey. I will continue making this soup as it is so yummy and easy to make. I refrigerate it and heat it up during weekdays and I love it! I am a very particular eater so when I find a recipe I like I am so thrilled.

Julia

Monday 9th of January 2023

Yaaay! Great success! I'm happy to hear you enjoy the soup, Shannon! Thanks so much for swinging back around to let us know! xo

Terrie

Saturday 7th of January 2023

Have you tried using an Instant Pot?

Julia

Monday 9th of January 2023

Hi Terrie! I haven't, but I think it would work well in the Instant Pot. I would cook the bacon, sauté the onion and brown the meat using the sauté function, then add the rest of the ingredients in and pressure cook on High for 15 minutes then release the pressure (no natural release). My only concern is the zucchini may become very soft, so you may want to switch it out with a heartier veggie like cauliflower. Let me know if you try it!

Maria

Saturday 10th of December 2022

Hi you don’t list the sodium?

Hannah Beth

Sunday 20th of November 2022

Delicious! It was lacking flavor that spices add. Next time I’ll do 1t salt and 1/2 tsp pepper as well as 2-3 cloves garlic with the onions. Definitely will make again. All the veggies made it filling.

Julia

Monday 21st of November 2022

I'm so happy you enjoy it, Hannah! Good call on adding garlic :) Enjoy!

Barbara Scott

Friday 11th of November 2022

If I make a double recipe can I freeze half?

Julia

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

Hi Barbara! I haven't tried freezing the soup myself but in my experience anything that contains a lot of sauce/liquid and/or a decent amount of fat freezes nicely! For that reason, I think freezing it will work great! Hope you enjoy! xoxo

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