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A photo of turkey burger soup in a ceramic bowl with tortilla chips on top.
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Turkey Burger Soup Recipe

Here is a true bowl of comfort food.  A rich creamy, cheesy turkey burger soup will warm you on a cold day!  So yummy and like a cheese burger in a bowl. 

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cheeseburger soup, easy soup recipe, ground turkey recipe, healthy hamburger soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 294 kcal


  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup potatoes cubed
  • ½ cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup carrots shredded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno small, diced, cored and seeds removed
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 12 basil fresh leaves, cut into strips
  • 2 Tbsp curly parsley chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth fat free
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash nutmeg


  1. In a soup pot, melt the butter, add the onions, garlic, potatoes, celery, and carrots. Saute for about 3-5 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the jalapeno. Sprinkle with cornstarch, salt and pepper.
  2. Slowly add the ground turkey, breaking it up into small pieces. Add the basil, parsley and stir. (If you are using leftover cooked turkey just mince it into ¼ inch pieces and add at this step.)

  3. When the turkey is fully cooked, add the chicken broth.
  4. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
  5. Add half and half and stir again for another 2-3 minutes. Slowly add the cheddar cheese (about ¼ cup at a time) stirring constantly to properly integrate it into the soup mixture. Add Worcestershire sauce.
  6. When all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed, add nutmeg.
  7. Top with multicolored tortilla strips for a festive look.

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Recipe Notes

Frequently asked questions:

  • How long can I save this soup? You can store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
  • Can I freeze this soup? Yes, you must completely cool the soup before freezing. Store in airtight containers for up to one month. For single servings, freeze portions in a muffin tin and pop out the frozen rounds and store in freezer bags.
  • Can I use leftover cooked turkey for this soup? Sure, take your leftover turkey, (Thanksgiving or Christmas) mince it while cold i and add at the same step you add the ground turkey.  Use the same amount by weight using a kitchen scale, 16 oz.
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Burger Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 1304mg57%
Potassium 436mg12%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 3414IU68%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 260mg26%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.