Hearty Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables

Hearty ground turkey soup with vegetables is a clean and comforting meal perfect for healing all wounds.

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!

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

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 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.

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

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Add ⅓ cup white or brown rice.
  • Omit the potatoes for low-carb
  • Omit the onion for low-FODMAP
  • Omit the bacon and use 2 Tbsp avocado oil if you don’t have bacon on hand
  • Add sun-dried tomatoes or artichoke hearts

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Hearty Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: clean eating, dinner recipe, ground turkey, paleo, whole30
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 642 kcal
Author: Julia

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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Hearty Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables
Amount Per Serving (1 of 4)
Calories 642 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 39g78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. Kelly

    I made this soup yesterday and it was soooo freaking good!!! This will definitely be in my winter meal rotation.

    Reply
    1. Julia Post author

      I’m so thrilled to hear it! I absolutely love this soup recipe too…it has been my go-to since the beginning of winter 😀 xo

      Reply
  2. Priya

    I loved your post so much I became a fan of you, promise that you will continue to share such good and knowledgeable posts even further, we will be waiting for your post thank you

    Reply
  3. Terrie

    Oh my! I worried that this didn’t have any spices for flavor, but that was definitely not a problem. I made this to fit a low fodmap diet. It’s spectacular! I used leftover turkey from a breast. Now I may skip the turkey and go straight to the soup. Thank you!

    Reply
  4. Caroline

    I’m making this soon and wondered if you would suggest the addition of basil, parsley, or cilantro to top this off? I have a new little herb garden and am trying to incorporate the herbs into all my meals but unsure what would work with this soup the best! I’m excited!

    Reply
    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Caroline,

      Ooh, I love the idea of fresh herbs! Between the three, I would personally go with basil, but that’s generally my favorite herb 😀 Honestly, I think all three would be nice, depending on the flavor you’re going for. Let me know how it turns out! xoxo

      Reply
  5. Leigh

    Looks good! Any AIP replacement suggestions for the potatoes? Maybe sweet potatoes but trying to think of something a little more neutral in flavor. Maybe radishes? Thanks!

    Reply
  6. Jennifer

    This soup looks and sounds delicious! I am wondering if my younger and pickier kids will pick up on the coconut milk. Personally I’d rather use it, but I want everyone to eat! Is it that noticeable with the other flavors?

    Reply
    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Jennifer,

      I don’t notice the flavor of coconut in the soup…to me it just tastes creamy. But if your kids have very discerning palates, they may be able to pick it up! xoxo

      Reply
  7. Shawna

    Best soup I’ve ever had! My husband doesn’t really like soup and he loved it too. Used sausage instead of ground turkey and precooked bacon to make it a bit easier. Be warned it will be HOT HOT HOT when it is finished and needs time to cool before eating. 30 minutes later and its still boiling hot. Delicious!! Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Desiree,

      I’m not sure what your question is. Could you please clarify what the issue is? Are you worried about having too much soup? If that’s the case, I would stick with the original amounts.

      Reply

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