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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. Yum! Full of flavor and nutrition. 

  2. Pretty bland.  Added more lemon juice, more thyme, more salt to broth. Expected more flavorful broth. Would add ‘better than bullion next time’. Easy to put together.

    • Hi Susan, yes, this is a very basic recipe that’s easy to customize or is nice is nice to enjoy when you want to keep the flavors simple. Sometimes I want a basic soup in the winter without a ton of seasoning. Most of my soups are rendered down for a longer period of time and have more ingredients/seasonings 🙂

  3. I made the following modification which added depth a flavor to the soup. 
    Used two slabs of smoked bacon, diced until crispy. Remove and use the fat to fry the onion and garlic. Remove and fry hot Italian style chicken sausage that was removed from the casing. Omitted the Turkey. Used red chard instead of spinach. Liberal with the cumin to taste. And more lemon for tanginess. Omitted parmesan cheese.  

  4. Excellent recipe. I added a little extra broth and lemon juice. Also 2 cans of beans. Super easy!

  5. I just made this and I love it! Thank you for this recipe!

    • Hey Angela! AWESOME! That’s funny I actually just had this soup for lunch yesterday! It’s an awesome freezer soup! Thanks for taking the time to rate and comment, I appreciate it!! -Stephanie

  6. What is the seving size?

  7. Great recipe, Stephanie. Made this last night and it was delicious 😀 -Joe

  8. Really enjoyed this soup! I am new to cooking soups so I loved how easy and simple this is. Very meaty and comforting flavor! 

  9. Excellent recipe! Very tasty! Very hearty (might add more broth and spinach next time!) I will definitely be making this again!

    • Hi Melissa! I’m sooo happy that you enjoyed this soup! It’s very comforting indeed- more broth and spinach sounds good to me! 🙂 Thank you for sharing what you thought of it!

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