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Hearty Ground Turkey Soup from the Salt & Sprinkles Food Blog

Hearty Ground Turkey Soup

  • Author: Samantha Shue
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This budget-friendly hearty ground turkey soup is ready in 30 minutes or less and packs a punch of flavor.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley, to garnish


  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and cook for 4-5 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. Add diced onions, bell peppers, minced garlic, salt, Italian seasonings, and black pepper to the Dutch oven. Stir and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in fire-roasted tomatoes, chickpeas, chicken broth, and bay leaf.
  4. Bring to boil, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro.


  1. This recipe works because it is budget-friendly, easy to make with pantry staples, and delicious!
  2. Ground beef or ground chicken would work instead of turkey. Even leftover turkey from the holidays works in this recipe.
  3. Other vegetables would work in this recipe like diced butternut squash, sweet potatoes, zucchini, and celery.
  4. Leftovers will store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  5. Any color bell pepper will work (green, red, orange, yellow).
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes

Keywords: soup, ground turkey soup, turkey soup, ground turkey recipes