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Southwest Turkey Soup

Ground turkey and a handful of other ingredients are all that's required for this satisfying soup that's spiced with salsa, green chilies and chili powder. It's perfect on busy weeknights in the winter. —Genise Krause, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • Sour cream and minced fresh cilantro


  • In a Dutch oven, cook turkey in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Add the beans, broth, corn, salsa, chilies and chili powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Serve with sour cream and cilantro.
    Freeze option: Before adding sour cream and cilantro, cool soup. Freeze soup in freezer containers up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Serve with sour cream and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 381 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 1163mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 9g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • ediev
    Jan 5, 2016

    I love this soup. Also, agree with divadesigner. How can someone rate a recipe they haven't tried or one they've altered so much, it doesn't vaguely resemble the original. Beats me!

  • lp1627
    Feb 26, 2013

    Wicked easy, Wicked delicious, I used cubed chicken instead of ground turkey. Pairs nice with a couple slices of a cheese quesadilla with clinatro on wheat tortillas.

  • CHEESYMOM100301
    Aug 17, 2012

    No comment left

  • schade
    Aug 17, 2012

    Love this soup, the only change I made was that I used black beans instead of kidney beans( personnal preference)

  • divadesigner
    Aug 16, 2012

    @tdpries1:All you've done is note how you'd change a southwestern flavored soup into basic, boring vegetable soup. Why write a review for a recipe you will not eat? Also, green chiles are available in a mild version with no heat what so ever and chili powder adds smokiness, not heat. It is very irritating to read reviews for a recipe from someone who has not or will not make said recipe.

  • tdpries1
    Aug 16, 2012

    It sounds good, basically, but I do not like spicy foods, so would eliminate the chilies and the chili powder. I would add a lot more veggies: carrots and green beans at least. Haven't actually tried it, not into salsa, but would add home-frozen tomatoes instead. Overall, sounds good, especially with a hot loaf of home-made french or italian bread.

  • tnewell
    Feb 1, 2012

    My husband loves it! Said to make it again. I used reduced sodium kidney beans & used homemade chicken broth to reduce the sodium.

  • Mary Chinander
    Sep 28, 2011

    whole family loves!

  • millsapm
    Mar 21, 2011

    Have made this twice now since my hubbie loved it so much. Very easy to make and very flavorful!

  • scoutleadermom
    Feb 15, 2011

    my whole family including a soup hating huband ,9yr old and a 5 yr old loved this soup!