Turkey Barley Tomato Soup Recipe
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Turkey Barley Tomato Soup Recipe

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This low-calorie soup is so quick to prepare and tastes so good. It's a real stomach-filler and warms us up on cold winter days. -Denise Kilgore of Lino Lakes, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup sliced or baby carrots
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning, divided
  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh oregano or 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 275 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 923mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 6g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the turkey, carrots, onion, celery, garlic and 1 tablespoon taco seasoning over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Stir in the water, tomatoes and remaining taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add barley; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes longer or until barley is tender. Stir in oregano. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Barley Tomato Soup in Light & Tasty December/January 2004, p27

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misspooches User ID: 2582916 205810
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"Excellent and fast!"

juliesgirls User ID: 6163483 60561
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2011

"Everyone loved the recipe. Used it for a church potluck and shared the recipe with everyone there."

Nancy Wilt User ID: 4361298 205809
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"This recipe was a hit with the whole family. It is hearty and super easy to make."

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