This Flavorful Turkey Bean Soup Recipe Is Clean Eating In a Bowl by 30Seconds Food

This Flavorful Turkey Bean Soup Recipe Is Clean Eating In a Bowl

If you're wondering how to turn your leftover Thanksgiving turkey into a clean-eating meal you can feel good about, look no further. "This veggie-packed turkey bean soup is so good, with lots of flavor and hearty satisfying ingredients to warm you up!" says Rachel Maser, mom of four and founder/creator of the clean eating blog Clean Food Crush®.

Rachel notes that the soup only gets tastier after a few hours simmering on the stove – and she loves having leftovers for lunches the next day. "I LOVE to pack our soups with lots and lots of vegetables, and for whatever reason, those veggies in soups seem to get eaten better than vegetables dished onto their plates. A strange phenomenon I’ve noticed with my teenagers."

Here's your shopping list for this wholesome turkey vegetable soup recipe: olive oil, turkey (leftover or ground), onion, garlic, oregano, coriander, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, chicken or turkey broth, carrots, celery, sweet potato, cannellini beans, tomatoes and zucchini. The parsley or cilantro garnish is optional. 

This flavor-packed, gluten-free soup is ready in no time, making it an easy option for lunch or a satisfying dinner with bread on the side.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 pounds turkey (leftover or ground)
  • 1 large red or yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger  
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 10 cups chicken or turkey bone broth
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) cannellini beans or butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large fresh zucchini, diced
  • a handful of chopped parsley or cilantro, to garnish

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Recipe Notes

  • Feel free to add any additional vegetables you prefer, such as broccoli.
  • You can use leftover turkey or fresh ground turkey for this recipe.
  • Store the soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop in a saucepot.
  • This soup freezes well, so you may want to keep some in reserve for a rainy (or snowy) day!

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot or stock pot over medium heat. Add in the turkey. If using ground meat, cook it until it's no longer pink, mincing it with a wooden spoon. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Stir in the onions, garlic and all spices. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes, to allow the meat to absorb all the flavors from spices and onions. Stir in all of the remaining ingredients except for the zucchini and fresh herbs. 
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the veggies are tender and flavors have had time to meld together. (If you want a slightly "creamier" soup, you can use a potato masher or a fork and mash up some of the beans. This step is optional, but it will thicken up your broth if desired.)
  4. Once the veggies are done, add your zucchini and continue to cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes more. Just before serving, garnish with your freshly chopped herbs.

Photo and recipe courtesy of Clean Food Crush.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 515

Total Fat: 8.3g

Saturated Fat: 2.2g

Cholesterol: 69mg

Sodium: 888mg

Total Carbohydrate: 58.8g

Dietary Fiber: 22.5g

Total Sugars: 6.9g

Protein: 51.7g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 164mg

Iron: 17mg

Potassium: 1989mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Wow, does that look good, and so nutritious. I agree with Rachel - for some reason, soups are a great way to get the whole family to eat more healthfully. Bonus that this is so delish!
Ann Marie Patitucci
This looks SO good. I love soup (and bread!) this time of year.
Loving the intense flavor combos in this recipe...
Kris Brady
Looks delicious 😋

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