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Southwestern Turkey Soup

southwestern turkey soup
  • (2 tsp.) canola oil
  • (2) leeks, trimmed, thoroughly cleaned and chopped
  • (1 medium) red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • (3 cloves) garlic, finely chopped
  • (4 cups) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • (2 medium) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 in. cubes
  • (2 Tbsp.) fresh thyme, chopped (or 2 tsp. dried)
  • (1 1/2 tsp.) ground cumin
  • (1 lb.) turkey cutlets, cut into 1/2 x 2 in. strips
  • (2 cups) frozen corn kernels
  • (2 Tbsp.) lime juice
  • (1/2 tsp.) crushed red pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Southwestern Turkey Soup

Turkey strips and tons of fresh veggies simmered in chicken broth with warm southwestern spices.

Preparation Time
About 20 minutes
Cook Time
About 25 minutes


  1. 1Place a large pot over medium-high heat. Add oil. When hot, add leeks and pepper, cook 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Stir in garlic, let cook another minute.

  2. 2Add broth, squash, thyme and cumin, stir to combine. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and cook another 10 minutes.

  3. 3Stir in turkey and corn, bring to a simmer and cook 3-4 minutes. When serving, top with a squeeze of lime juice, a pinch of crushed red pepper, salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of soup

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 241
  • Total Fat 3 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 32 g
  • Protein 25 g
  • Cholesterol 33 mg
  • Sodium 370 mg
  • Fiber -- g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Soups and Stews

Recipe Ethnicity: Mexican/Southwestern

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.