Quick and Healthy Turkey Veggie Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


9 servings (3 quarts)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I freeze our leftover turkey at the holidays so we can enjoy meals like this year-round. This soup is especially delicious on a chilly fall or winter day. If you're looking for a dish that's more filling, add some cooked pasta. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
Quick and Healthy Turkey Veggie Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound zucchini or yellow summer squash, julienned (about 6 cups)
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 2-1/2 cups frozen lima beans (about 12 ounces), thawed
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and garlic; cook and stir until tender, 5-8 minutes. Add broth, carrots and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Add zucchini, tomatoes, hominy, lima beans and turkey. Cook until zucchini is tender, 5-8 minutes. Top with basil; serve with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 187 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.