by Olena

Turkey Taco Soup

by Olena

5 from 2 reviews

Turkey Taco Soup Recipe made healthy with ground turkey, pantry ingredients, on a stovetop or in slow cooker. Either way it's hearty and delicious!

You can pull off this turkey taco soup mostly with pantry ingredients and minimal effort because this healthy taco soup is either ready quickly on stovetop or cooks itself in a slow cooker while you are gone. Whatever method you choose, I’m sure it will work perfectly for this chaotic time of the year with back-to-school and sports.

Turkey Taco Soup Recipe made healthy with ground turkey, pantry ingredients, on a stovetop or in slow cooker. Either way it's hearty and delicious!

I always keep ground turkey and a huge bag of organic corn from Costco in the freezer, as well as canned organic tomato sauce in the pantry. I cook and freeze organic dried beans in batches, and I highly recommend you learn how to cook dried beans because you will save a ton of money if you usually buy organic BPA free canned beans.

For toppings, use what you have – we like Que Pasa organic tortilla chips, Greek yogurt and kids like cheese. Even if you don’t have any this soup will be delicious on its own. Oh, and you can make your own taco seasoning at home without preservatives => homemade spice recipes.

My kids love Mexican food (I think most kids do), so I kept taco soup mild, just with a bit of a bite that they can handle.

If you are looking for more healthy and easy turkey soup recipes check out my healthy turkey chili, sausage barley soup and turkey meatball soup. Enjoy!

How to Make Turkey Taco Soup

  1. Preheat large dutch oven or heavy bottom pot on medium – high heat, swirl a bit of oil to coat, and add turkey. Cook for 5 – 7 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking into pieces. Add taco seasoning and cook for 1 more minute, stirring frequently. Turkey Taco Soup Recipe made healthy with ground turkey, pantry ingredients, on a stovetop or in slow cooker. Either way it's hearty and delicious!Turkey Taco Soup Recipe made healthy with ground turkey, pantry ingredients, on a stovetop or in slow cooker. Either way it's hearty and delicious!
  2. Add tomato sauce, beans, corn, onion powder, maple syrup, salt, pepper, water; and stir. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30-60 minutes (longer – deeper flavours but overall soup is ready fast). Turkey Taco Soup Recipe made healthy with ground turkey, pantry ingredients, on a stovetop or in slow cooker. Either way it's hearty and delicious!
  3. Add cilantro and stir; serve hot with tortilla chips and Greek yogurt (if desired). Turkey Taco Soup Recipe made healthy with ground turkey, pantry ingredients, on a stovetop or in slow cooker. | ifoodreal.com
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Turkey Taco Soup

5 from 2 reviews

Turkey Taco Soup Recipe made healthy with ground turkey, pantry ingredients, on a stovetop or in slow cooker. Either way it’s hearty and delicious!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
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Instructions

  1. Stovetop Method: Preheat large dutch oven or heavy bottom pot on medium – high heat, swirl a bit of oil to coat, and add turkey. Cook for 5 – 7 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking into pieces. Add taco seasoning and cook for 1 more minute, stirring frequently.
  2. Add tomato sauce, beans, corn, onion powder, maple syrup, salt, pepper, water; and stir. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30-60 minutes (longer – deeper flavours but overall soup is ready fast).
  3. Add cilantro and stir; serve hot with tortilla chips and Greek yogurt (if desired).
  4. Slow Cooker Method: Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium – high heat, swirl a bit of oil to coat, and add turkey. Cook for 5 – 7 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking into pieces. Add taco seasoning and cook for 1 more minute, stirring frequently.
  5. Transfer to a large slow cooker along with tomato sauce, beans, corn, onion powder, maple syrup, salt, pepper, water; and stir. Cover and cook on Low for 7 – 8 hours or on High for 3 – 4 hours.
  6. Add cilantro and stir; serve hot with tortilla chips and Greek yogurt (if desired).

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.

Make Ahead (Slow Cooker) for Freezer: In a large Ziploc bag, add cooked ground turkey (let it cool first) along with all ingredients (except water, cilantro and garnishes). Let air as much as possible, seal and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight, add to slow cooker along with water, and cook as per further instructions + 1 hour.

Notes

*You might need to use less salt if using regular (not low sodium) tomato sauce.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Hi Olena,
    I found your recipe on Pinterest, and my husband and I have eaten this soup for dinner every night this week. It is SO good! It’s full of flavor, and it really does taste just like a taco! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    xx Allison @ alwayseatdessert.com

    1. Hi Allison. Glad to hear that.:) I wish I could make this recipe and not cook all nights of the week LOL. In my house this is gone by lunchtime. I wanna cry so many times.

  2. I LOVE Sweet Chili Rice Works chips. They are the best and an amazing accompaniment to soups and chilis 🙂 This looks great.

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