Back to Turkey Pasta Soup

Print Options


Card Sizes

Turkey Pasta Soup Recipe

Turkey Pasta Soup Recipe

This quick soup has such a great flavor that everyone I've shared it with has added the recipe to her list of favorites. It also simmers up well in a slow cooker.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large stock pot, cook turkey, onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the broth, beans, tomatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Drain pasta and add to the soup. Cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 211 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 868mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Reviews for Turkey Pasta Soup

Sort By :

Average Rating
debbieddouglas User ID: 6920966 227292
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"I followed the recipe pretty much as given but did not add the fennel. All the seasonings are overpowering the flavor of the soup. I will make it again as I am always looking for recipes with ground turkey but will cut back on the seasonings."

hotfudgesundae User ID: 3463962 220876
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"Very tasty soup, just perfect for this extremely cold weather we've been having. This recipe worked well in the crockpot. Made a few substitutions: cut-up turkey rather than ground turkey, broth from the roasted turkey in place of the canned chicken broth. Will make this again!"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 120417
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"An easy and flavorful soup that really hits the spot. Instead of the white kidney or cannellini beans suggested, I substituted navy beans (the most similar bean that I had on hand). I really enjoyed the flavor and next time I think I will use bulk turkey sausage instead of ground turkey, similar to what hchambers did, because I think that will just really enhance the flavor."

hchambers User ID: 7140928 86364
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"This was delicious. I did not add the fennel and reduced the turkey to 1/2lb and added a 1/2lb of ground sausage to the soup as well as some zucchini. This is a versatile recipe and can be adjusted to your family's tastes."

hchambers User ID: 7140928 63775
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"This is a very flavorful soup and quite versatile. I did not add the fennel and used Italian seasoning as opposed to the individual spices. I also reduced the turkey to 1/2lb and used 1/2lb of ground sausage which was very tasty. This is a great recipe that can easily be adjusted to your family's tastes."

tigergal01 User ID: 2572964 109157
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"This has been a family favorite for over 8 yrs. It's wonderful in the crockpot, and freezes well, too! What a tasty meal to walk in and smell on a cold winter evening!"

KMac0910 User ID: 6267343 55620
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"dinner is especially challenging after working all day and coming home to hungry kids and husband. This soup was so easy to throw together and the best part was that the ingredients are mostly pantry items I had on hand. It was hearty, flavorful and delicious. Seal of approval from my hungry troops! Another bonus is I now have a new ground turkey recipe to add to my repertoire as I am trying to use less red meat and more lean protein."

Cameron0232 User ID: 5725753 71344
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"Absolutely Delicious!!

I didn't use the fennel seed"

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 55788
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"I browned a little bit of pork sausage (1/4 lb or so) with the onions and garlic, then deglazed with about 1/3 c. of white wine. After that I added our leftover turkey and remaining ingredients, minus the fennel. Very good. The sausage kicked up the flavor a notch."

cheeriogirl User ID: 2355136 59488
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2010

"I actually left the fennel out, but after reading these reviews, I think I'll put it in next time. I thought it was good even without. I put in extra garlic and decreased the oregano a bit. Also left out the extra salt."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 109154
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"I felt like this needed something else. Maybe the spinach would have made it better. Or some carrots? I did like the flavor of the fennel though."

dmrn03 User ID: 1012988 109148
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"Excellent soup! Very flavorful and I actually thought that it didn't need the added salt. Will become a staple and tastes great the next day too! Thanks for sharing."

swinny User ID: 1858482 63774
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"I used left over turkey from Thanksgiving for the meat and it is delicious...."

l2bake User ID: 2030987 71341
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2008

"I love this soup recipe! The flavor is excellent! I like to add spinach just before serving. I have also added cut up carrots and sliced zucchini. I have replaced the ground turkey with ground sausage and that too gives this soup a different but great taste!"

pambern User ID: 3009639 86335
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2008

"This was great. Next time I might try adding a little spinach at the end, or use turkey Italian sausage--lots of room for variations on a good recipe."

LKAM User ID: 1308936 149072
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2008

"OUr whole family loved this, the fennel adds a special flavor. I used turkey breast and multi-grain pasta"

l2bake User ID: 2030987 113226
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2008 Edited Dec. 16, 2008

"We made this soup the other day and we loved it!! The flavor is excellent and it is easy to assemble and keep it warm or reheat it the crock-pot. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!"

bldine User ID: 1062909 55615
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2008

"Made this tonight and loved it. I love the fennel in there. Great with whole wheat pasta for even more fiber. I used ground white chicken. Thanks!"

Loading Image