This simple recipe for White Bean & Collard Soup with Ground Turkey is a guaranteed way to bring the cozy vibes to your kitchen table any night of the year! This protein-packed soup has a stick to your bones quality without feeling too heavy thanks to its lemony broth and bright herbs.
What ingredients are needed for this lemony soup with ground turkey?
The ingredients in this recipe are super flexible, so you can use what you have on hand. No canned white beans? Use pinto beans instead. No collards? Use any hearty leafy green you like.
- Olive oil
- Onions and garlic
- Tomato paste
- Cumin and red pepper flakes
- 93% lean ground turkey
- Fresh ginger.
- Chicken stock, I prefer homemade.
- Canned white beans.
- Fresh herbs
What type of broth is best for soup with ground turkey?
DIY Rotisserie Chicken Broth
I personally prefer to use my DIY Rotisserie Chicken Broth in this soup with ground turkey, but you can use store-bought chicken, turkey, or vegetable broth if you prefer.
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What can be added to this soup with ground turkey to add even more flavor?
This soup with ground turkey is pretty flavorful on its own, but there are some things you can do when it has finished cooking to amp up the flavor even more if you desire.
First, taste the soup to test if it needs more salt. If you think the soup with ground turkey needs more zip or could use a little brightness try increasing the lemon juice.
The recipe card below calls for a handful of chopped herbs to be added at the end of the cooking time. You can add up to an additional ½ cup of fresh tender herbs like basil, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, and/or cilantro to the soup right before serving to really boost the flavor!
If you make our Lemony White Bean & Collard Soup with Ground Turkey recipe I would be so grateful if you would rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below!Print
Lemony White Bean & Collard Soup with Ground Turkey
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 40
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Soup
- Method: Stove top
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 red onion, diced small
2 large carrots, sliced thin
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound 93% lean Ground Turkey
4 garlic cloves, sliced thin
2 tablespoons, finely grated ginger
2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
6 cups chicken stock
2 (15-ounce) cans white beans, drained and rinsed
4-5 handfuls of clean, shredded hearty greens like collards or kale
juice of half a lemon
to serve: a handful of tender herbs like basil, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, and/or cilantro
Heat a large pot over medium-high heat for about a minute to warm it then add the oil and heat for another 30 seconds. Add the onion and carrot, sauté until soft and browning around the edges. About 7 minutes.
Add the tomato paste, cumin, and red pepper flakes to the pan. Sauté for about a minute until the paste has darkened in color.
Add the ground turkey, garlic, ginger, and salt. Sauté, breaking up the meat with the spoon, until the turkey has browned in spots, about 5 minutes.
Add the stock and beans then bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Season with more salt of needed.
Add the greens to the soup and stir to incorporate. Simmer 10 minutes more to soften greens (May need to add an additional 5-10 minutes for collards). Remove from the heat, stir in the lemon juice and chopped herbs, and serve.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 370
- Sugar: 8.1 g
- Sodium: 861.8 mg
- Fat: 17.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 29.6 g
- Protein: 26 g
- Cholesterol: 63.2 mg
Keywords: turkey, soup, ground turkey, collard greens
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