20 Minute Turkey and Bean Soup – healthy soup recipe

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. 

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This post is sponsored by KRAFT. All opinions are my own.

Continuing in my partnership with KRAFT and HUNT’s, I’m bringing you more ideas to make weeknight meals a breeze. In my first post, I provided some tips for simplifying weeknight meal prep. Boiled down, the two main tips are these:

  • Plan ahead (And make Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna Rolls)
  • Have a stocked pantry — this recipe depends on it.

I made this healthy soup recipe using all ingredients I keep regularly stocked in my pantry. The first time. The second time I made it, Ben had to make a grocery store run to restock.

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Here’s what I keep in my stocked pantry/fridge/freezer to make recipes like these:

  • HUNT’s Classic Diced Tomatoes
  • KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese (100% grated Parmesan in those containers!)
  • Cans of beans — this recipe uses great Northern but I typically keep black beans and chickpeas stocked as well.
  • Chicken broth/stock
  • Ground turkey
  • Spinach. I always have spinach. Always. If I don’t, I’m headed to the store.
  • Onions. A must have in the fridge.
  • Garlic. Duh.
  • Spices — this recipe uses oregano, red pepper flakes and basil.
  • Olive oil. I always have tons of it.

Other staples in my pantry are a variety of grains, pasta, bacon, carrots, celery, a variety of vinegar and some fruit and vegetables in the freezer. But you don’t need any of those for this particular healthy soup recipe.

Of course, everyone is different and you might not keep your pantry stocked just like mine. You might not like ground turkey (this recipe would be phenomenal with Italian sausage if you prefer that!). Maybe you don’t have baby spinach — try a different green in this soup such as kale or chard.

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

The really important thing here is that this recipe can be prepared in 20 minutes. I see myself making this A LOT on weeks where I might have slipped behind on my meal planning. Or maybe I had something planned and I just don’t have the time and energy to prepare it. Or it might just not sound good on that particular night.

No problem! Out come those pantry staples to save the day. Healthy, easy, and no trips to the grocery store required. I’m pretty sure that’s as good as it gets. Plus it can warm you up on a chilly day. And since spring is NEVER coming…hot soup is a good thing.

To make this recipe, you heat up your soup pot with some olive oil. To that, you add your ground turkey, onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, and some black pepper.

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Cook until those onions are translucent and your turkey is fully cooked.

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Throw in your beans, herbs, HUNT’s Tomatoes — stir to combine.

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This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Then you PILE on the spinach. You can do this in batches if need be, but mine all fit in the pan. Cover for a couple of minutes to let the spinach wilt.

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

You might have to stir it a couple of times to help it along.

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Add in your chicken stock and bring up to a boil to make sure it is good and hot. (A stove helps for this step but I have no light in my kitchen so I hauled this heavy pan back and forth into the living room. I do it because I love you.)

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Once it is hot, remove it from heat and throw in the KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese. This is what makes it really, really good.

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

There ya have it! A healthy soup recipe ready in 20 minutes that won’t make you fat and doesn’t come from a can.

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

20 Minute Turkey, Bean and Spinach Soup

This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can HUNT’S Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 (15.8 ounce) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 ounces baby spinach
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, plus extra for garnish

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Brown the turkey with the onions, garlic, red pepper flakes,and pepper until the turkey is cooked through and then onions are translucent (about 7 minutes).
  2. Add the oregano, basil, HUNT’s tomatoes (with liquid), and beans. Stir to combine.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, add spinach and cover for about 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Stir to combine.
  4. Add broth, stir, and increase heat to medium. Continue to cook until heated through – about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, and serve.

serving size: 1 1/2 cups

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Healthy Soup Recipe Nutritional Label

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.




This healthy soup recipe comes together in 20 minutes or less, but it is packed full of protein, vegetables, and most importantly, flavor! Your whole family will love it. Get the healthy soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Still need more “Inspired Authenticity, Weeknight Simplicity” inspiration? I have a Pinterest board devoted to the subject and you can also check out KRAFT’s Facebook and Pinterest pages for tons of great recipes.

Disclosure: I worked in partnership with the KRAFT brand to develop this healthy soup recipe and I received compensation for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.

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75 comments

  1. sounds yummy

  2. I am always on the lookout for delicious healthy soup recipes, and this fits the bill perfectly! I love your soup bowls too..so cute!

  3. We make a similar soup with kale and Italian turkey sausage all the time!! I actually almost made it on the WZZM segment last week!! Also, I’m totally with you and freak out when I run out of spinach – hahah!!

  4. 20 minutes for a soup! I’ll take it! This looks so flavorful

  5. I haul heavy pans in and out of the LR too! ;)
    This soup sounds so tasty! I love every piece of it!

  6. My husband was just asking at lunch for a soup recipe. I can do 20 minutes.

  7. I’m all about a meal that comes together in 20 minutes. Hello, extra time on the couch snuggled up with a book. Love this soup!

  8. Healthy? Check! Comforting? Check! Gorgeous? Check! Want to stuff my face with it right now? Check check!!

  9. I just made this today and I must say it was REALLY good. I didn’t have any onions on hand (used them up this week already lol) and I used frozen chopped spinach (thawed) and used a can of chic peas since I was out of beans, but other then that I made it the same. I had 2 cups of soup and I felt full. Great soup for a cold day for someone watching calories. Thanks so much for this amazing recipe! This really is a “pantry” soup! I am really excited to make this again and see what else I can toss in!

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  11. I only had ground beef, so reduced the oil to a teaspoon and went from there. Very tasty and quick Perfect for a quick lunch.

  12. This soup is so good!!! I have made it 3 times now and it just keeps getting better. I use fresh basil instead of dried, added an extra clove of garlic, San Marizano tomatoes instead of diced, and fresh grated parm cheese and OMG…so good! Any idea of the calorie count per serving? Sorry if I missed it somewhere! I bet it is super low! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • So glad you like it! We’ve made it multiple times as well. I don’t calculate nutritional information because it varies so wildly based on brand used and adaptations made to the recipe. There are lots of great online nutritional calculators though. Thanks for reading and for the comment!

  13. This was SOOO good!! I highly recommend this recipe

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  19. Made this for dinner tonight, added carrots and celery and left out the spinach because I didn’t have any- it was delicious! Will definitely make again :) Might use a little less turkey next time, but other than that it was perfect!

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  21. Do you know the nutritional info or calories for this recipe?

    • No, I’m sorry — it all depends on the brands of the products you use. There are some great nutritional calculators online if you wanted to plug in the ingredients. :)

  22. Made this twice in one week, it was that good! Everyone loves it. I even had it for breakfast! Healthy and super delicious. Thank you!!!

  23. REALLY REALLY good!! Easy to make, love how light and flavorful it is!! Printing it out as a keeper :)

  24. Wow, Girl, this looks like such a delicious soup…and I love that it is made in under half an hour! Definitely pinning!!

  25. Hubby and I are both sick right now – sore throat, head/chest congestion etc. I added more red pepper for a little extra heat and it was FABULOUS!! Tasted and felt sooooo good. A keeper for sure.

  26. This is a must-try recipe! My family loved it. I added in celery and carrots with the onion and used only 1 tbsp of oil but followed everything else! I highly recommend it- yum! :)

  27. Do you think you could use vegetable broth instead?

  28. I made it on New Years Day after being under the weather the day before I was looking for a recipe of ingredients I usually have on hand and this one fit the bill since I did not have time to go to the store and it was a very cold rainy New Year’s Day. We all enjoyed it with a mimosa and a few good movies. Happy New Year!

    • I’m so happy to hear that this soup saved you from going to the store while not feeling well! And I’m even more happy to know you enjoyed it. Especially with a mimosa. :) Happy New Year!

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  32. I am eating this for lunch at the moment…YUM! I have made it 3 times in the last 3 weeks. I use Rotel instead of the diced tomatoes and its still yummy…oh and celery. I have to have celery.

  33. This soup is so delish! I make it quite often! I am heading out for a girls weekend getaway next week and was wondering if it freezes well. I thought I would make it in advance and freeze – that would save me from carting all the ingredients up to our Oceanside house (yippee!) or buying everything up there. Any thoughts?

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  35. I don’t usually leave comments but I have to say this soup was amazing!!! i had a package of ground turkey and no idea what to do with it, Googled turkey soup and found this! My husband loved it, My kids loved it!! I doubled everything but the turkey because we only had 1 pound and used frozen spinach but we are a family of six and there are two quarts left. I will absolutely be making this again!!!

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I’m so happy your family loves this soup as much as ours does. I love that I almost always have all the ingredients on hand for this recipe. :)

  36. Love this idea for combining ground turkey, beans and vegetables. Actually a variation on minestrone.

  37. i ran across this recipe this morning on Pinterest & decided to try it for a quick dinner tonight because I had to feed my kids early before a sports practice and it was great. We added rice too, and except for my 7-yr. old picking out the spinach, we all loved it! Thanks for sharing such a hearty, easy, quick & delicious recipe!

  38. I loooove this soup! It is so satisfying and delicious.

  39. I made this relatively quickly following the above steps and its a great addition to any dinner. Simply delicious. I modified the recipe by adding a pint of Guinness and it added so much to the flavour. Yum yum yum! 5 Stars!

  40. I made this last night. It was excellent!!
    I already want to make it for my family on our next get together.
    I added sliced fresh mushrooms and went long on the red pepper flake. Really, really good. Thank you for sharing.

  41. I absolutelty love this soup! I have made this several times! Its super filling and healthy and my whole family likes it even my toddler! I serve it with a crusty bread and it makes a delicious meal, thank you for this recipe!!

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  48. I made this last week and it’s so easy and so tasty! I had time, so simmered it a bit longer with a parmesan rind in it. Next time, I’ll chop the spinach, but this will be on regular rotation in my house.

  49. I make this soup often. Had to come back and find the recipe again as my old one had too many stains on it! Have you ever made it with shredded chicken? I can get good hormone free chicken but not ground turkey…. I’m thinking of trying it today…

  50. You website is ruined by all of these advertisements. Bye..

    • There are countless expenses (hundreds a month!) to run this FREE website (not to mention hours and hours of work each week), so yes, I have to offset the costs somehow. The alternative would be charging a monthly fee for people to access my site, and I do not wish to do that. If you are having problems with one particular ad (for example, if it won’t close on mobile), please let me know so I can get that fixed. Thank you for your feedback.

  51. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It was so good and there weren’t any leftovers in my house! I will be sharing on my blog as a new family favorite. : )

  52. Just prepared this and absolutely fantastic and super easy!  These ingredients are consistently in my  pantry! This will be a rotation  four variations!  Thank you so much! 

  53. Loved this soup! Easy to make and had lots of flavor.

    Rating: 4

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