Creamy Ground Turkey Soup

Rule #406: Get it right, get it light!

This Creamy Ground Turkey Soup is a simple, nutritious, easy soup that’s full of flavor and a great dinner for the fall or winter. It freezes like a charm, too, and is a great go-to lunch.

Creamy Ground Turkey Soup

What is it about a comforting bowl of creamy, savory soup that makes the world all seem right?

Creamy Ground Turkey Soup easy recipe

The vegetables in this soup are packed with nutritious flavor. They look kinda purty, too.

onion carrots celery

Let’s start to make this Creamy Ground Turkey Soup, shall we? First, sauté those gorgeous veggies in 1 tbs. of olive oil over medium-high heat.

saute vegetables

Once your veggies are softened, add in 3 cloves of minced garlic.

add garlic

Then, add in 1 lb. of lean ground turkey. You could definitely substitute ground chicken if you’d prefer.

add ground turkey

Next, add in 1/2 tsp. oregano leaves, 3/4 tsp. Kosher salt, 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, and 3 sprigs of fresh thyme (or 1/2 tsp. of dried thyme).

add seasonings and thyme

Next pour in 6 cups of unsalted chicken stock.

add chicken stock

Now toss in two bay leaves. Then cover and bring the soup to a boil.

add bay leaves

Once the soup is boiling, scoop out about 1 cup of the cooking liquid with a measuring cup.

scoop out 1 cup of soup broth

Add in 2 tbs. of cornstarch.

add 2 tbs. cornstarch

Whisk the cornstarch and cooking liquid together with a fork, getting all those little lumps out.

whisk slurry

Pour the slurry back into the pot, stir, and simmer an additional 10 minutes.

add heavy cream

After the soup has simmered for a bit, turn the heat off, and pour in 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese.

add parmesan cheese

Pull out those bay leaves and thyme sprigs and serve!

creamy ground turkey soup cooked

We like to have our Creamy Ground Turkey Soup with either wild rice, quinoa, egg noodles, or sometimes just with some crusty bread.

healthy Creamy Ground Turkey Soup

The best part, in my lil’ ole opinion, of this soup is the fact that it’s so light and healthy! It’s an all around winner in my book.

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Creamy Ground Turkey Soup

Creamy Ground Turkey Soup

Creamy Ground Turkey Soup is a simple, nutritious, easy soup that's full of flavor and a great dinner for the fall or winter. It's light and healthy, and it can even be frozen for lunch later!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 263 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup peeled carrots chopped
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • ½ tsp. oregano leaves
  • ¾ tsp. Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme or ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 tbs. cornstarch
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • In a large Dutch oven or skillet, heat olive oil until shimmering over medium-high heat. Sauté onion, carrots, celery, and bell pepper until softened (about 8 minutes). Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds).
  • Add in the ground turkey, using a wooden spoon to break meat into smaller pieces. Cook until the turkey is browned (about 8 minutes).
  • Sprinkle on the oregano leaves, Kosher salt, pepper, thyme, and bay leaves.
  • Pour in the chicken stock, cover, and bring to a boil. Once the soup is boiling, scoop out about 1 cup of cooking liquid with a large measuring cup. Whisk in the 2 tbs. of cornstarch until no lumps remain.
  • Return cornstarch slurry mixture to the soup, stir, and simmer an additional 10 minutes.
  • Turn heat off, pour in heavy cream and sprinkle on Parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.
  • Discard bay leaves and thyme sprigs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 25gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 438mgPotassium: 608mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3990IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, and Pineapple House Rules makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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