Ground Turkey Minestrone Soup


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time45 mins
  • Makes4 to 6 servings
Ground Turkey Minestrone Soup

Photo, Erik Putz. Food styling, Matthew Kimura. Prop styling, Madeleine Johari.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

A mix of ground turkey, sautéed carrots, mixed beans and pasta makes for a hearty and healthy winter soup.


  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 carrot, chopped

  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning

  • 3/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup tomato paste

  • 450 g lean ground turkey

  • 1 540 mL can mixed beans

  • 1/2 cup short Pasta, such as ditali or tubetti

  • 1 142 g pkg baby spinach, (about 8 cups)

  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  • 1. Heat a large pot over medium. Add oil, then onion, carrot, seasoning and salt. Season with pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, 4 to 6 min. Add tomato paste and turkey. Cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until meat is no longer pink, 4 to 5 min.

    2. Stir in beans and liquid, 4 cups water and pasta. Bring to a boil over medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender, about 10 min. Stir in spinach and cook until just wilted, about 1 min.

    3. Divide minestrone among bowls and sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 309, Protein 23g, Carbohydrates 33g, Fat 10g, Fibre 6g, Sodium 636mg.
Excellent source of Iron.

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