Italian Turkey Burger Soup


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.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 926mg | Potassium: 885mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6145IU | Vitamin C: 18.9mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2.9mg

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use ground chicken instead of ground turkey?

Yes, you can substitute ground chicken for ground turkey in this recipe.

Both meats are lean options and will work well in the soup.

Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh ones?

Yes, you can use dried herbs if fresh ones are not available.

Simply use one-third of the amount specified for fresh herbs when using dried herbs.

Can I add other vegetables to the soup?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize the soup by adding your favorite vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini, or spinach.

Adjust the cooking time accordingly based on the vegetables you add.

Can I make this soup ahead of time?

Yes, this soup can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Reheat it on the stovetop over low heat until warmed through before serving.

What can I serve with Italian Turkey Burger Soup?

This soup pairs well with crusty bread, garlic bread, or a side salad for a complete meal.

You can also sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top of the soup for added flavor.

Is ground turkey breast necessary, or can I use regular ground turkey?

Ground turkey breast is a leaner option, but you can use regular ground turkey if you prefer.

Just be aware that it may have slightly more fat content.

Can I freeze this soup?

Yes, you can freeze this soup for up to 3 months.

Allow it to cool completely before transferring it to airtight containers or freezer bags.

Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

What is the purpose of tomato paste in this recipe?

Tomato paste adds richness and depth of flavor to the soup.

It helps thicken the broth and enhances the overall taste.

Can I adjust the spice level of the soup?

Absolutely! If you prefer a spicier soup, you can increase the amount of chili pepper flakes or add a dash of hot sauce to suit your taste.

How can I make this soup vegetarian?

To make this soup vegetarian, you can replace the ground turkey with cooked lentils or your favorite meat substitute.

Additionally, use vegetable broth instead of beef broth to keep it vegetarian-friendly.

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