Turkey Cabbage Stew Recipe
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Turkey Cabbage Stew Recipe

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Chock-full of ground turkey, cabbage, carrots and tomatoes, this speedy stew delivers delicious down-home comfort on cool days. If you don't like cabbage, replace it with chopped green peppers. Simply saute the peppers with the turkey, onion and garlic.—Susan Lasken, Woodland Hills, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 268 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1014mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 6g fiber), 24g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 3 lean meat 1 vegetabl


  1. Cook the turkey, onion and garlic in a large saucepan over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Cabbage Stew in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p7

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"This is the first time I made this soup and it has an unbelievable taste. I added Chicken Broth instead of water and used Rotel tomatoes for a "spicy kick". The soup is delicious and I am glad I doubled the recipe. I will freeze the soup and use it as needed. Prep time was quick and easy to make. Healthy and light!"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"How do I say this? This soup is FABULOUS!!! It'S one of the best I've ever made. The only change I made was to use chicken broth instead of water. Soooooo yummy! I really can't say it enough. Go ahead, ask me if this is good. IT IS!!"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"Great soup in thirty minutes! Choose this recipe because closely resembled Dr. Oz's healthy turkey cabbage soup. It was great. Easy to make. Like others, replaced water with broth. You will be happy it makes a lot!"

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"It's simple, fast, good, & healthy. Thanks."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"This was delicious. I made even quicker, using bag angel hair cabbage and left over turkery from T-giving and left over cooked chicken, which I added at the end to just heat the meat through. Will make again"

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