Ground Turkey and Wild Rice Soup


I was looking for healthier ground turkey recipes and came up with this ground turkey soup with rice. I serve this with a fresh French bread. It also freezes really well!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, or to taste

  • 2 medium carrots, diced

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 stalk celery, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 cups chicken broth, or more to taste

  • 1 cup 1% milk

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 3 ½ cups cooked wild rice


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground turkey in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; stir in carrots, onion, celery, and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 10 minutes.

  3. Add broth, milk, parsley, thyme, and pepper. Stir in turkey and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in rice and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use margarine or a butter substitute in place of butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
11g Fat
28g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 892mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 436mg 9%

* 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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