Healthy family recipes can be hard to find but this is one that everybody will love! Ground turkey soup is a healthy recipe for kids and adults that I found in a cookbook for slow cookers called Fix It and Forget It Lightly (I highly recommend it for healthy slow cooker recipes). In the original recipe they called for hamburger but I use ground turkey and I find that it is even better! My kids absolutely love it and yours will too. Two other added benefits to this recipe is that it’s easy on the waist line and the budget! I like to fix this when I’m real busy because it only takes 10 minutes at the most to throw it together first thing in the morning and it’s one of those healthy recipes for kids the whole family will love!
Besides the following ingredients you are going to need a slow cooker for this recipe!
Ground Turkey Soup
1 lb Ground Turkey or Extra Lean Hamburger* (see note)
1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper
1/4 Tsp. Dried Oregano
1/4 Tsp. Seasoned Salt
1 Envelope Dry Onion Soup Mix
3 Cups of Hot Water
8 oz. Tomato Sauce
1 Tbsp. Low-sodium Soy sauce
1 Cup Carrots, Sliced
1 Cup Celery, Sliced
1 Cup Macaroni, cooked
1/4 Cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1. Combine all ingredients except macaroni and parmesan cheese
in a slow cooker.
2. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
3. Cook the macaroni as per the directions and then turn the slow cooker to high and add the cooked macaroni and parmesan cheese.
4. Cook for another 15-20 minutes.
5. Serve up and enjoy!
***Note: The ideal size slow cooker for this recipe is a 4 quart one. This recipe makes 6 servings. If you are using extra lean hamburger cook it first and drain off all the grease before you put it in the slow cooker.
Nutritional Information for Ground Turkey Soup
Per Serving: 160 Calories (60 from fat)
6g total fat (2.5g saturated, 0g trans)
25 mg Cholesterol
12g Carbohydrates (2g fiber, 4g sugar)
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