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Rainy Day Soup

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour


12 servings (3 quarts)

One rainy day a few years back, this comforting soup was served at a local arts and crafts bazaar. Now family members who are feeling under the weather request it.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 can (46 ounces) V8 juice
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) thick and chunky salsa
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1/3 cup medium pearl barley


  1. In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 60-70 minutes or until the vegetables and barley are tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 196 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 703mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 6g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

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