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Crockpot Tomato Turkey and Vegetable Soup

By December 2, 2014 February 1st, 2016 Freezer-Friendly, Main Dish, Recipes, Slow Cooker

I made three bags of this Crockpot Tomato Turkey and Vegetable Soup during a freezer meal prep session after shopping at Costco.  After tasting it, I knew it needed a blog post all of its own.  It was delicious!

Crockpot Tomato Turkey and Vegetable Soup

I don’t think I’ve ever had ground turkey that flavorful before.  If I didn’t make it myself, I would have argued that it was a different meat altogether.

You can make this soup fresh or frozen, so I’m including directions for both below.  Your whole family is going to love this simple, delicious, and healthy dish!

Crockpot Tomato Turkey and Vegetable Soup

Yields: Six servings of soup

Ingredients

  • 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lb zucchini, cut into bite-sized pieces (3-4 small zucchinis)
  • 1 small onion, diced (about one cup)
  • 1 can of cannellini beans (15oz), drained and rinsed
  • 28oz can of tomato sauce (I used two 15oz cans)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of jarred minced garlic (You can sub 2 minced fresh cloves or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons chicken bullion granules
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 4 cups of water *not needed until day of cooking

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in crockpot and cook on “low” setting for 8 hours, or until carrots are soft.
  2. Break apart turkey, stir, and serve.

To Freeze

Combine all ingredients (except water) in a gallon-sized plastic 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.  When ready to cook, thaw overnight in the refrigerator or in a bowl of water.  Add to crockpot with water and cook on low for 8 hours or until carrots are soft.

Crockpot Tomato Turkey and Veggie Soup

Thoughts or questions?  Leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you!


PS For more easy freezer recipes, check out my No Cook Freezer Meals cookbook bundle.

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Marie

Hi Kelly,
Where’s your pin button? This soup looks so good — I want to pin it!

BethAnn
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BethAnn

Hi, Kelly. Love the simplicity of this recipe. Thanks for posting it. I was wondering if you’d recommend using 85% lean turkey over 93% lean turkey. I’m guessing that the 85% lean turkey will be more tender and withstand the long cooking time better. What are your thoughts?

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GregH

ok, I’m a guy who doesn’t cook much and I have a dumb question. Aren’t you supposed to cook/ brown the Turkey first before putting it into the crock pot, or per what I’m reading here, you just put it in raw and the 8 hours in the pot cooks it? (Go ahead and laugh).

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Shannon

I need to thank you for posting these recipes! I saw the link making its rounds on Facebook and decided to try them out. My co-workers and I have prep parties and make 4 recipes at a time. I haven’t had a meal I don’t like yet! They are great and I love the healthier aspect of creating your own sauces instead of buying premade jars.

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Katie

If you buy all the ingredients fresh, and decide to freeze until later. How long can you leave it in the freezer for?