This has become one of our favorite soup recipes. This Italian Turkey Burger Soup is both healthy and hearty made with lean ground turkey. 


With wind chills down in the teens this week, dinner calls for soup in the rotation!! 
I tend to use ground turkey in many of, if not most of, my recipes that call for ground beef. While a great filet or juicy hamburger is good occasionally, we try to not fix too much red meat. Even my chili is with ground turkey, the boys don't even notice the difference and my husband loves it, in fact our meatballs are always make with ground turkey.
This soup is easy and so satisfying all year round. Plus the leftovers are spectacular.

What you'll need
Italian Turkey Burger Soup
  • 1½ lbs. ground turkey breast
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1½ cups carrots sliced
  • 11/2 cups celery sliced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (28 oz) not drained
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 4 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. fresh basil (or 1 tsp. dry)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dry)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dry)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley for garnish
  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet.
  2. Add ground turkey, salt, pepper, onion and garlic to skillet and sauté until turkey is browned.
  3. Transfer to Dutch oven or pot.
  4. In same skillet add carrots and celery and sauté just until slightly, tender not too soft.
  5. Transfer to Dutch oven.
  6. Add tomatoes to skillet to deglaze 
  7. Add beef broth, tomato paste and all the herbs (except parsley) to skillet and bring to a boil.
  8. Transfer to Dutch oven, stir to combine all ingredients.
  9. Simmer on low heat for 30-minutes.
  10. Add parsley last 5-10 minutes of cooking.

Recipe from Art and The Kitchen


  1. This sounds delicious Andrea!!! Very hearty and pretty perfect as a dinner meal!! Thank you for sharing!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. This sounds so good! I love that it is on the healthier side, too! Always looking for recipes like that.

  3. This looks so delicious! I am always looking for new recipes (esp healthier ones!) since I meal plan every week. Thanks for sharing.


  4. I would normally be moving away from soups around now, BUT today our temps dipped from 74 down to low 30s (what the heck!!!) so I'd be all about this soup today!

  5. This sounds so good! It's 24 degrees this morning and this would be perfect for lunch!

    Doused In Pink

  6. That sounds so delicious and easy! I'm a huge fan of substituting turkey for beef when we're trying to cut calories! We can't tell a difference either!

  7. Yummy! I love soups like this. I also use a lot of ground turkey (I need to save those calories for things that matter, like cake!)

  8. Soup sounds so perfect with all that snow that we have on the ground right now! And this one sounds pretty easy. I have almost all the ingredients in my fridge!!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  9. How perfect for these cool days!!! Hope you have a great day!!!!

  10. This looks and sounds delicious! Have you ever tried using ground chicken? Since Chris is allergic to beef I only use ground turkey and ground chicken. Both are pretty good. Thank you so much for sharing, I'll have to save this! :-)

  11. My hamburger soup recipe is a cherished recipe from my grandma...I will have to try this one to see how different it is from hers!

  12. OMG I want this! Today is the perfect day for a delicious pot of soup!

  13. I love turkey. I love soup. I love this recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us!! Happy to have found your blog :)

  14. So yum, lady! Thanks so much for sharing this!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  15. YUM! Love the turkey sub in for beef!!

  16. Perfect for this cold snap we have had! I use ground beef on occasion sometimes the fat content in the turkey isn't my ideal number! xo baby doll!

  17. This looks SO good and hearty! I have started substituting ground beef for turkey too...husband didn't even notice it at first. LOL! Thanks for sharing!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  18. Holy deliciousness! I need to come eat at your house :-D
    Green Fashionista

  19. Yay!!! I am so glad you guys are loving that soup! It is one of my favorite lunch rotations for sure. I am with you on subbing turkey. I make a lot of turkey burgers and turkey soups at home!

  20. This sounds so good, Andrea! And perfect for an unexpected cold day in April like we are having today haha! Love that you used ground turkey instead of beef too -- that's a great way to make it a little healthier!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  21. You are making me hungry! Perhaps I should go get some breakfast...hehe. Going to try this I just need it not be 85°.

  22. This looks so delicious and I love how you combine healthy with yummy -- it's literally my favorite way to eat! Definitely going to be making this although I'd better hurry, weather is sure warming up quickly out here! Hope you're having the start to a fantastic week beautiful lady! XO -Kim

  23. This looks so hearty, rich and delicious, perfect to fill you up in the place of a meal and so perfect for these days in the teens. I don't like turkey so much as in turkey dinner or turkey lunch meat but I think I might like ground turkey or a turkey burger. Thanks for sharing.

    My linkup will be live tomorrow (a day early). Hope to see you there, beautiful!

  24. This looks perfect for a cold day like today :)

  25. YUM!! I need to make's perfect for these WINTER temps this week! I don't have a dutch oven! Is this crock pot worthy??? 4-6 hours on low??

  26. Oh yum! That looks so delicious!

  27. I love cooking with ground turkey, and this looks so flavorful and delicious! Will be giving this a try soon :)

  28. I rarely ever cook anything with ground beef anymore. Ground turkey is the way to go! This looks delicious and I'm sure your boys devoured it down! lol

  29. This may hit the rotation here this week . . . the low is 34 on Saturday! Gah! We have track practice and it's April in GA . . . so very wrong!!

  30. This looks delicious and sounds healthy! That's a great combination!

  31. Looks and sounds amazing and 21 Day Fix friendly. Pinned my friend. But do you think I can throw it in the crock pot. Not sure what a Dutch Oven is.

  32. This sounds delicious.

  33. What a delicious soup and I love all of those wonderful herbs that you have infused into the broth.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!

  34. This would be right up my hubby's alley! Delish!!

  35. What a wonderful blend of flavors, and it sounds so comforting! Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday.


  36. This sounds delicious, we try to use ground Turkey too. Will be giving this ago, thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week x

  37. Your awesome recipe has been featured in this weeks Friday Favorites Linky Party!!
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  38. sounds fantastic and looks sooo appealing indeed :)


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