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Turkey Cabbage Stew

Chock-full of ground turkey, cabbage, carrots and tomatoes, this speedy stew delivers delicious down-home comfort on cool days. If you don't like cabbage, replace it with chopped green peppers. Simply saute the peppers with the turkey, onion and garlic.—Susan Lasken, Woodland Hills, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook the turkey, onion and garlic in a large saucepan over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 268 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1014mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 6g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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  • Jessie
    Mar 13, 2019

    I enjoyed this! I used about a pound and a half of ground turkey, a bag of shredded cabbage and carrots, baby carrots, zucchini, onion, chicken broth, extra garlic (roasted cloves), and red bell pepper, along with the other ingredients listed here. Because of the extra ingredients, I added extra chicken broth (instead of water) and extra seasonings. It could be more flavorful, but that's probably on me for too much chicken broth (I ended up with a soup instead of a stew after adding 3 cups of chicken broth), but mostly it's really quite tasty, and so easy! After simmering with the lid on as instructed, I simmered with the lid off for about 30 minutes just to get more of the extra liquid off (still a soup, but one I'll make again!).

  • Ang83
    Feb 24, 2016

    This is the first time I made this soup and it has an unbelievable taste. I added Chicken Broth instead of water and used Rotel tomatoes for a "spicy kick". The soup is delicious and I am glad I doubled the recipe. I will freeze the soup and use it as needed. Prep time was quick and easy to make. Healthy and light!

  • chrissellscandles
    Dec 19, 2015

    How do I say this? This soup is FABULOUS!!! It'S one of the best I've ever made. The only change I made was to use chicken broth instead of water. Soooooo yummy! I really can't say it enough. Go ahead, ask me if this is good. IT IS!!

  • mamaknowsbest
    Jan 25, 2015

    Great soup in thirty minutes! Choose this recipe because closely resembled Dr. Oz's healthy turkey cabbage soup. It was great. Easy to make. Like others, replaced water with broth. You will be happy it makes a lot!

  • curious2
    Apr 23, 2013

    It's simple, fast, good, & healthy. Thanks.

  • moogie207
    Dec 6, 2012

    This was delicious. I made even quicker, using bag angel hair cabbage and left over turkery from T-giving and left over cooked chicken, which I added at the end to just heat the meat through. Will make again

  • lorchen
    Nov 7, 2012

    This recipe is great. I used chicken broth instead of water and eliminated the garlic. I will definitely make this again.

  • lorchen
    Nov 7, 2012

    This recipe is great. I used chicken broth instead of water and eliminated the garlic. I will definitely make this again.

  • crochetforfun
    Apr 17, 2012

    We have this a lot during the winter and always enjoy it. So easy and fast. Love it!!

  • homemaker27
    Jun 28, 2011

    oh and i make it just like it says. i dont add or subtract anything!!!