Tuscan Smoked Turkey-Bean Soup


Num-Yummy! This turkey bean soup is delicious. Using turkey instead of ham really cuts the fat and calories. We always keep a container in the freezer for those go-to meals on the quick.

close up view of Tuscan Smoked Turkey-Bean Soup with potatoes in a bowl
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 pound dry white beans

  • 2 smoked turkey legs

  • ½ onion, diced

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 stalks celery, diced

  • 4 large carrots, sliced

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  1. Place beans into a large bowl, fill the bowl with water, and cover the bowl with a cloth. Allow to soak overnight.

  2. Drain and rinse beans; place into a large soup pot. Add turkey legs, onion, and bay leaves to the pot, cover with water, then bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 3 hours.

  3. Remove bay leaves and discard. Remove turkey legs from broth, separate meat from the bones and tendons, and return meat to broth.

  4. Stir in celery, carrots, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper; simmer until celery and carrots are tender, about 1 hour.

  5. Serve soup in bowls and sprinkle each serving with about 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

454 Calories
9g Fat
54g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 454
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 939mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 14g 50%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 247mg 19%
Iron 9mg 49%
Potassium 1304mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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