Gosh, I love a good crockpot soup this time of year. They’re warm, hearty meals that only take a few minutes to make. Such an easy way to eat extra vegetables, too!
Here are some of my family’s favorite crockpot soup recipes:
- Crockpot chicken soup with Mexican seasonings
- Crockpot meatball veggie soup
- Crockpot sausage spinach tomato soup
Today, I’m adding another delicious soup to our rotation: Crockpot Turkey, White Bean, and Kale Soup. YUM.
Last week I prepped six make ahead freezer meals in 50 minutes, and this crockpot turkey, white bean, and kale soup was one of them. After watching my baby inhale a bowl, I decided it need a post of it’s very own with instructions for making it fresh or frozen. Enjoy!
Crockpot Turkey White Bean and Kale Soup
Yields: Six servings of soup
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 bunch of kale, washed and sliced
- 1 can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), washed and drained
- 1 Italian salad dressing pouch (affiliate link) or 2 tablespoons homemade dry mix (2 tablespoons of Italian seasonings is a great shortcut)
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 8 cups chicken broth
Combine all ingredients in crockpot and cook on “low” setting for 8 hours, or until carrots are soft.
Combine all ingredients (except chicken broth) in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag. (I always use these freezer bags. <affilliate link>) Add the ground turkey to the bag last so it’s the first ingredient poured into your crockpot. Remove as much air from the bag as possible, seal, and lay flat in your freezer.
Thaw before cooking and add to your crockpot with chicken broth. Cook on “low” setting for 8 hours, or until carrots are soft. Serve with baked garlic bread or crusty Fresh bread, and Enjoy!
PS If you’re looking for more simple soups to freeze, check out how I made six crockpot soups for my freezer in an hour.
My husband and I really enjoyed this soup! (My kids tried it but were being overly picky that night). 😉 Love, love, love the freezer meals. Keep ’em coming!
Thanks so much for your feedback and encouragement, Kendra!
Hi Kelly! I think this is my favorite of your recipes that I’ve made so far. Had it for dinner last week and froze a batch as well. The honey-sesame chicken is cooking today with a batch of that frozen too. I am loving these recipes… keep them coming! 🙂
Thank you so much for letting me know, Amanda! The honey sesame chicken is one of our favorites. Yum!
Do you brown the ground turkey first?
Nope (but you can if you want to).
White meat or dark meat ground turkey best?
Janet, this is usually made with white or dark meat…definitely a personal preference.
Thanks for asking Beverly 🙂
For best flavor brown ground meat first.
How long can it be frozen for? BTW I love all of these recipes! I will make them soon!
Three months. Thanks, Shalimar!
Can you use turkey breast cut into cubes instead of ground turkey? Would you have to change cooking time?
I think that would work fine. I would cook it the same amount of time.
For the seasoning in the soup could you use pre-maid Italian salad dressing? how much? too oily? I am also wanting to make the cranberry chicken but I dont see where you gave the spices and amounts. Please help me out, thanks!
It’s the dry seasoning mix, not the actual dressing.