This Easy Ground Turkey Rice Soup recipe is a delicious and healthy chicken stock based soup that is full of carrots, potatoes, peas and white rice. Perfect for a cold day or if you are wondering what to do with that extra pack of ground turkey in your fridge!

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True story… I wanted to make chicken soup one day and didn’t have any chicken in the fridge. All I had was ground turkey, so I decided to try making soup with it.

I followed my usual from scratch chicken soup recipe, but added ground turkey, tweaked the seasoning, added rice and boom… this delish, quick, dairy-free, and gluten-free soup was born.

And now I make it on the regular, because it’s filling and delicious, and my kids love it!

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My favorite ground turkey soup!

This is hands down one of my favorite ways to use up ground turkey!

I usually find ground turkey to be a bit boring, but if it is seasoned right, it can be delish! If you feel the same, you have got to try my One Pot Ground Turkey, Rice and Beans recipe. The cumin works wonderfully!

My Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats is another favorite turkey recipe. I make them weekly and they are always a big hit.

That is why I love this turkey soup so much! It has a great seasoning to it full of sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and parsley, which really compliments the ground turkey and results in a really tasty soup.

Ingredients needed for this ground turkey rice soup:

  • olive oil
  • shallot
  • garlic
  • regular fat ground turkey ( this is usually 93/7)
  • carrots
  • celery
  • yellow potatoes
  • dried parsley
  • dried thyme
  • dried rosemary
  • dried oregano
  • nutritional yeast ( optional but adds great flavor in chicken stock based soups)
  • rubbed sage
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chicken stock
  • almond milk
  • peas
  • white rice ( I used basmati)
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Easy ingredient substitutions/ swaps:

These are my recommendations for substituting any of the ingredients in this ground turkey rice soup…

  • For the shallots: If you don’t have shallots, you can use a white onion. You can even use 1 teaspoon of onion powder if you prefer as well.
  • For the potatoes: If you don’t have yellow potatoes, you can use any potato of your choice. I just find yellow potatoes taste best in soups.
  • For the ground turkey: if you want to use a 99% fat free ground turkey, go ahead, but it won’t be as flavorful. You can also use ground chicken if you have that.
  • For the almond milk: you can use any non-dairy milk of your choice
  • For the white rice: you can use brown rice but cooking time may vary.

How to make this creamy turkey rice soup

It’s pretty easy! To start, you sauté the shallot and garlic, then add the ground turkey and cook it until it is cooked through.

After that, add all fo the ingredients except the rice to the pan! This includes the chicken broth, celery, carrots, potatoes, almond milk, peas, and all of the spices.

Let everything boil for 10 minutes, and then add the rice. Let everything boil for another 20 minutes and then it is done!

Note: make sure the potatoes and carrots are cut into smaller slices/ cubes so that they are easy to bite into and can cook all the way through.

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Other healthy soup recipes you may enjoy:

Paleo Whole30 Potato Soup

Butternut Squash and Chicken Soup

Dairy-free Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Sweet Potato Soup

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This Easy Ground Turkey Rice Soup recipe is a delicious and healthy chicken stock based soup that is full of carrots, potatoes, peas and white rice. Perfect for a cold day or if you are wondering what to do with that extra pack of ground turkey in your fridge!
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Easy Ground Turkey Rice Soup (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Servings: 6 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot , minced (or 1/2 of an onion minced)
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3-4 large carrots, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 piece/stalk of celery, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 pound yellow potatoes, diced into 1 inch sized cubes
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast, (optional but adds great flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup white rice, (I used basmati)

Instructions

  • Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to a large soup pan, along with the minced shallot and garlic and sauté over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Then add the ground turkey to the pan. Break up the ground turkey while mixing it into the shallot and onion. Saute until the turkey is cooked through and light in color, 4-6 minutes.
  • Lower heat to low. Add in the chicken broth, carrots, celery, potatoes, parsley, thyme, rosemary, oregano, sage, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, peas and almond milk.
  • Increase heat until the soup boils, then reduce heat to low medium so that it simmers or soft boils. Simmer for 10 minutes, then add the rice, and cook for 15-20 more minutes, until potatoes are fork tender.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: groudn turkey rice soup