Ground Turkey Stew was kale and tomatoes in Black pot was ladle.

I kept this ground turkey stew simple with ground turkey, cannellini beans, kale, Kalamata olives and fresh herbs. The flavours are much of a Mediterranean origin here.

Sweet pieces of turkey meat, soft white beans, chewy kale, tangy Kalamata olives in a savoury tomato broth. This ground turkey vegetable stew came out delicious! And the older it is, the better it gets. Just like wine.

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Ground Turkey Stew was kale and tomatoes in Black pot was ladle.

Ground Turkey Stew

Ground Turkey Stew Recipe is quick, easy and healthy vegetable stew with beans and olives. GREAT reviews!
5 from 21 votes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 229
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
Total Time 54 minutes



  • Preheat dutch oven or large heavy bottom pot on medium heat and add olive oil. Add onion and garlic, saute for 5 minutes or until translucent, stirring occasionally. Add turkey and cook for 12-13 minutes, breaking into pieces and stirring every few minutes.
  • Add diced tomatoes, water, beans, thyme, salt, pepper, bay leaves, then stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and add lemon juice, olives and kale, then stir, cover and let stand a few minutes or until kale is wilted. Add basil and parsley, stir again and it’s best to let the flavours “marry” each other for 10 minutes or so. Discard the bay leaves and serve hot.


  • Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw on a stovetop covered on low.


Serving: 1.33cups | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 709mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g
Course: Soup and Stew
Cuisine: American Ukrainian
Author: Olena Osipov
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Welcome! I grew up in Ukraine watching my grandma cook with simple ingredients. I have spent the last 11 years making it my mission to help you cook quick and easy meals for your family!

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  1. Hello! I don’t have kale at the moment. However, I have lots of broccoli. Can I substitute the broccoli for the kale?

    1. Hi Chava. Unfortunately, kale and broccoli are not interchangeable in this recipe. Spinach will work instead of kale as you can also just add it in at the end.
      I haven’t tested this recipe with broccoli, but it will need more cook time than kale.

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! Simple, real food–it’s what I love the most. Thank you! (I added some zucchini that was about to go bad right at the end–wasting food is my pet peeve. ) My family devoured it. Then I read you blog and realized that we are sisters at heart. Every single thing you said (especially about so called “family friendly” foods) are things I am constantly trying to instill in my kids and encourage in my friends. Thank you for sharing your recipes and ideas, Olena!

    1. We do sound similar! I hate food waste so much! Glad you are enjoying my recipes and thanks for tAking the time to share your feedback. I appreciate it so much!

  3. this recipe looks delish, and I’ll be making it this evening. Only issue I have is that it’s advertised as a “freezer friendly” meal, yet under the recipe it says “do not freeze”. I’ll be freezing it anyway, but is there a reason for this? Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Even my 10-year old went back for seconds. The only thing I did differently was to use veggie broth instead of water – absolutely delicious. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Great recipe. I added sheep’s milk feta on top before serving and my 8 year old asked for seconds..then thirds. Can’t top that review. Will be adding this to my rotation.

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