Turkey Pasta Soup Recipe
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Turkey Pasta Soup Recipe

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This quick soup has such a great flavor that everyone I've shared it with has added the recipe to her list of favorites. It also simmers up well in a slow cooker.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 211 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 868mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 15g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 2 lean meat 2 vegetabl


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large stock pot, cook turkey, onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the broth, beans, tomatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain pasta and add to the soup. Cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Pasta Soup in Light & Tasty June/July 2005, p37

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"I followed the recipe pretty much as given but did not add the fennel. All the seasonings are overpowering the flavor of the soup. I will make it again as I am always looking for recipes with ground turkey but will cut back on the seasonings."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"Very tasty soup, just perfect for this extremely cold weather we've been having. This recipe worked well in the crockpot. Made a few substitutions: cut-up turkey rather than ground turkey, broth from the roasted turkey in place of the canned chicken broth. Will make this again!"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"An easy and flavorful soup that really hits the spot. Instead of the white kidney or cannellini beans suggested, I substituted navy beans (the most similar bean that I had on hand). I really enjoyed the flavor and next time I think I will use bulk turkey sausage instead of ground turkey, similar to what hchambers did, because I think that will just really enhance the flavor."

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"This was delicious. I did not add the fennel and reduced the turkey to 1/2lb and added a 1/2lb of ground sausage to the soup as well as some zucchini. This is a versatile recipe and can be adjusted to your family's tastes."

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"This is a very flavorful soup and quite versatile. I did not add the fennel and used Italian seasoning as opposed to the individual spices. I also reduced the turkey to 1/2lb and used 1/2lb of ground sausage which was very tasty. This is a great recipe that can easily be adjusted to your family's tastes."

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