Rustic Turkey & Veggie Soup

Rustic Turkey & Veggie Soup

Comfort food at its finest!  It was a cold, rainy day and my Rustic Turkey & Veggie Soup was the ticket for dinner tonight!  BOY did it hit the spot!   We really enjoyed this soup – the hearty and robust flavors were satisfying. The first time I made this Rustic Turkey & Veggie Soup, I had it simmering for about 5 hours but this time, I cooked everything in the soup pot, brought it to a boil and then let it simmer about 30 minutes before serving.

  Rustic Turkey & Veggie Soup

It was nice to have a delicious soup that was SO EASY! Everything goes into one pot – no muss, no fuss, right? I hate cleaning pots and pans, so these one pan/pot meals are awesome!   I browned the turkey first with all of the seasonings.  While the meat was browning, I chopped up the veggies and added them in and cooked for about 5 more minutes before adding the liquid ingredients to the soup pot.   Rustic Turkey & Veggie Soup

I brought everything to a boil, stirring frequently and then turned it down to simmer until my husband got home from work – about 30 minutes or so.  OH, and I added some red wine in this time, you know, for fun.   🙂   It smelled amazing and was VERY tasty!

Rustic Turkey & Veggie Soup

Toward the end of simmering, I added a large handful of spinach to the pot and let it cook down stirring until wilted.

Rustic Turkey & Veggie Soup

Serve this soup topped with some Parmesan cheese and enjoy!!  



Rustic Turkey & Veggie Soup


Rustic Turkey & Veggie Soup
Serves 4
This soup is PACKED with flavor and got rave reviews from my husband!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  2. 1/4 tsp sea salt
  3. 2 tsp oregano
  4. 1 tsp basil
  5. Black pepper, to taste
  6. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  8. 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  9. 1 zucchini, diced
  10. 2 (14.5oz) cans diced tomatoes
  11. 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  12. 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  13. 1/2 cup water
  14. 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  15. 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  16. 1 cup spinach
  17. 1/4 cup red wine (optional, but amazing!)
  18. Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  19. Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish
  1. In a large soup pot, brown turkey over medium high heat. Break it up as it cooks into smaller pieces and season with sea salt, black pepper, basil and oregano.
  2. When meat is cooked through, add onion, yellow pepper, zucchini and garlic. Cook over medium heat until onions are translucent. About 3 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, sauce, broth, water and cilantro.
  4. Cover and simmer over medium low until veggies are soft and cooked through, about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add in spinach before serving, stir until wilted.
  5. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.
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  1. 2 Green, 1 Red - serving size, 2 cups - top with 1/2 blue shredded Parmesan
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  1. Lindsey Hunt

    We tried this tonight and it was FANTASTIC!! Even the kids loved it! I added a little more spinach and they didn’t even notice. Thanks for making dinner tonight a success! Definitely a keeper!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Thank you Lindsey! I am so happy your family enjoyed it and YAY for the kids eating veggies!! That is always a WIN! 🙂 xoxo

    2. Allie

      This was easy and delicious! I will be doubling the recipe next time and making it in a crock pot!

      1. Angela Dimitrelias

        YUM! What a great idea! 🙂

  2. Sadie

    How many servings in this recipe? Thanks!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      It makes a LOT – I put 4 servings on there, but I would go with about a cup and a half per serving – that is what I have done. 🙂

  3. Nick

    roughly how many servings did this make?

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      On my blog, I said 4. I think my serving size for this was 1 1/2 cups per serving! 🙂 Enjoy!

  4. Kim s

    I was just wondering if all the ingredients took out that earthy taste ground turkey usually gives? I am not a big fan of the taste

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Hi Kim! If you don’t like turkey, you could do ground chicken or ground beef. 🙂 I bet either of those would be delicious.

  5. Nmeza

    Yikes I dont see the actual recipe! I remember seeing an ingredient list but now I dont even see that!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Hi! It is there – try refreshing your cache? If you still aren’t seeing it – email me –!


  6. Ashley Beatty

    Any tips for making this in a crockpot ? I am a pharmacy student & my evenings run soooooo much smoother when I can come home to a meal that is ready or doesn’t take much prep.

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Yeah! I would brown the meat first and then throw everything into the slow cooker and set to low. 🙂

  7. Staci Schneider

    This was so good a filling! I made some up and froze it for lunches! I just had some and it hit the spot. Can’t wait to make another recipe! Blueberry Baked Oatmeal cups tonight! 😉

  8. Jennifer Whited

    Made this tonight and it was amazing! So flavorful and hearty! I didn’t miss potatoes or pasta at all! Though I might throw the leftovers over some brown rice tomorrow!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      I am so happy you loved it! 🙂

  9. Brittiny

    I just made this and I’m so excited to try it! Have you ever figured out how many calories are in a serving?

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      I hope you enjoyed it!

  10. Laurie Holm

    I made this the other night and added some cheddar cheese and it was delicious! I can’t wait to try it with the wine!!

  11. Lauren Metz

    This was on menu plan for three days ago, but I’ve been so sick I haven’t really cooked/eaten much. Glad that I am finally up for cooking and so glad that this is the first real meal I get to have. I love this soup!

    1. Angela Dimitrelias

      Love that! So happy you enjoyed them!

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