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Turkey and White Bean Spinach Soup

Ground Turkey simmered in savory chicken broth with white beans, spinach, and simple seasonings. A healthy, protein-packed meal that will leave you feeling comforted and satisfied! 

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Ground Turkey, Spinach, and White Bean Soup in white bowl with Parmesan flakes on top with ground pepper.

This soup is so perfect for Fall and Winter, and easy to double and freeze for an easy, protein-packed lunch.

Nothing beats the convenience of some thoughtful meal prep, my freezer is loaded with my favorite soups for the upcoming chilly season, and I couldn’t be happier about it. 

Using Homemade Chicken Stock

Whenever you make homemade soup, I highly suggest using homemade chicken stock. I promise, your cooking will taste ten times better.

Remember that you can always freeze leftover chicken carcass/meat and make chicken stock on a day when you have time! No defrosting necessary!

Homemade chicken stock in a blue soup pot topped with fresh rosemary.

Freezing Leftovers

This soup is excellent for freezing since it doesn’t contain a creamy broth.

Spinach Substitutes

Feel free to toss in some fresh kale, green beans, or Bok Choy (Asian cabbage),  instead of spinach if preferred.

Ground Turkey Substitutes

Ground beef or sausage are also similar meats that are  great in this soup. You can even do a combination of several meats.

For ultimate convenience, you could dice up a rotisserie chicken as well.

Two hands holding a white bowl filled with warm soup with ground turkey, white beans, and spinach in broth.

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Turkey and White Bean Spinach Soup

4.79 from 14 ratings
Ground Turkey simmered in savory chicken broth with white beans, spinach, and simple seasonings. A healthy, protein-packed meal that will leave you feeling comforted and satisfied!


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup diced yellow onion
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • Salt/pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 15.5 oz. Cannellini Beans, drained/rinsed
  • ¼ cup Parmesan, shaved, to garnish
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, optional


  • In a large soup pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until they are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth to the pot and bring to a gentle boil.
  • Season the raw turkey with desired amounts of salt and pepper. Drop them into the broth in bite-sized pieces. You can roll them neatly or just drop in pieces.
  • Add in the lemon juice and thyme, and let the soup bubble gently for about 15 minutes
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low. When you’re ready to serve, add the spinach and Cannellini beans and simmer until the spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes.
  • Top each bowl with Parmesan cheese if desired and serve! (This soup is delicious with crusty bread!)


Note: For extra indulgence, add up to a cup of cream after the chicken broth is added.


Calories: 194kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 841mg, Potassium: 423mg, Fiber: 3g, Vitamin A: 995IU, Vitamin C: 16.4mg, Calcium: 117mg, Iron: 2.8mg
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32 comments on “Turkey and White Bean Spinach Soup”

  1. I make a lot of turkey and white bean soups and I have to say this might be my new favorite! I made some minor tweaks by adding 2 cans of white beans, some frozen corn and cumin. Wonderful flavor and the best part, it only took a few minutes to put together and cook! Great midweek family meal. YUM!

  2. This soup has such an amazing flavor! I’m so glad I decided to try this soup recipe. It is so easy to make, healthy for you, and absolutely delicious! I make soup a lot and this recipe will be added to my rotation again and again. I made it for my mom when she got out of the hospital a couple of weeks ago and she stated it was one of the best soups she had ever eaten! Thank you so much for the great recipe!

  3. I would recommend you add the red pepper flakes in the ingredients list with optional in parentheses. I think the soup really benefits from it and I almost missed your note below the recipe.
    Three cups of spinach didn’t seem much to me. I used 1.5 bags of 5 oz. baby spinach which cooked down quite a bit.
    Thanks for this tasty and easy recipe.

  4. Excellent and comforting soup! I used the broth and turkey meat from a turkey. I used a frozen onion and pepper mixed blend because it was what I had on hand. I couldn’t stop at one bowl. I will use ground turkey next time. Thank you for sharing. I will check out your other soups.

    • Hi Brenda! I am so happy that you enjoyed the soup and were able to customize it based on what you had, it really sounds delicious! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! 🙂 -Stephanie

  5. Made this for lunch yesterday- so good.  And it was incredibly easy plus super healthy!  A win win.  I did the Parmesan on top (shaved) and it was the perfect finisher.
    We loved it, thank you Stephanie!

    • Sounds like you nailed it Jenny! Nice job! I’ve been making this one a lot recently, trying to eat as healthy as I can and work out 🤞, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review!💕

  6. Hi! Is there a good way to crockpot this?

    • I would brown the turkey in a skillet first, adding the onions halfway through to soften them for 5 minutes, and the garlic during the last minute. Then transfer to the Crock Pot with everything else except for the spinach. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4. Then stir in the spinach prior to serving. 🙂

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