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Tuscan Turkey Soup Recipe

Tuscan Turkey Soup Recipe

Marie McConnell ladles up this quick, creamy soup chock-full of leftover Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin and beans to hungry family and friends in Shelbyville, Illinois. It's fabulous!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • 1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 2. Stir in broth, pumpkin, beans, turkey, salt, basil and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. If desired, serve with cheese. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without cheese): 167 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 549mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 15g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews for Tuscan Turkey Soup

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"This is my favorite soup. Have used turkey, rotisserie chicken, and diced ham! All are delicious!!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"this was super yummy, I used the thanksgiving turkey and now we are making a turkey for Christmas just to have it again!!! I used chunks of pumpkin instead though."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"Love this soup. Pumpkin is a great way to get a thicker broth without adding a lot of calories. It was a little bland for us so we added more pepper, oregano and Lawry's season salt. Very yummy. Definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"I used chicken cuz it was cheaper than turkey. I had to double the seasonings listed and just kept adding seasonings till it tasted good to me. I know I added some poultry seasoning as suggested by another reviewer as well as oregano, Italian seasoning, and seasoned salt. I definitely added the Parmesan cheese and some hot sauce to my serving. By then, it was quite tasty!"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

"I used ground turkey, substituted a yellow bell pepper for the celery and added a half bag of fresh spinach. De-lish. Tasted like it took hours."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"Delicious soup!! I used ground turkey because that was all I had at the time and it was perfect! Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"We love this delicious and healthy soup!"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"We loved the taste of this soup. Easy and with simple ingredients."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I cut the recipe in half b/c I was making it for one person. I added a sweet potato (diced small) and sauteed it for two minutes or so while I chopped my onion and celery. I also added my leftover green beans (with dried cranberries) and corn from Thanksgiving. I also added a little poultry seasoning. I found I needed a little more broth (than one can)."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"I LOVE this soup! I've made it twice with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and enjoyed this more than the turkey dinner! Thanks for posting."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"Family absolutely loved it, the kids ate it up too!"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"I am a school kithen manager, I made this soup at school and now it is one of their favs adults and students alike,I feel it is a very healthy good tasting soup"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"This is definitely a "winner" at our house. Company has loved it, too."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009 Edited Nov. 9, 2009

"This is an outstanding soup! Everyone who eats it raves about how good it is and it's relatively easy to make as there is very little chipping needed. I used pinto beans when I wouldn't find canellini beans and it's still good. I like to cook cook turkey thighs in the crock pog for use in the soup."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2008

""Fabulous" is the perfect word to describe this soup. I added fresh spinach cut into strips plus about 1 cup chopped zucchini."

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