Grandma Gladys's Zucchini Soup


Our granddaughter loves this soup made by her great grandma! Substitute ground beef, Italian sausage, and beef stock for the ground turkey, turkey Italian sausage, and chicken stock, if desired.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 10 ounces ground turkey

  • 3 turkey Italian sausages, casings removed

  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • cup chopped onion

  • 4 stalks celery, thinly sliced

  • 2 (28 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes

  • 6 zucchini, cut into cubes

  • 4 (10.75 ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. Cook and stir ground turkey, sausage, bell pepper, onion, and celery in a large pot over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Stir tomatoes, zucchini, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, sea salt, tarragon, garlic powder, and black pepper into turkey mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until flavors combine, about 1 hour. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
10g Fat
25g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1283mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 63mg 317%
Calcium 188mg 14%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 1229mg 26%

* 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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