Ground Turkey Root Vegetable Stew

Ground Turkey Root Vegetable Stew

Ground Turkey Root Vegetable Stew
Provided by Live Right Health 
Total Time  Prep/Total Time: 30 min.   Makes  6 servings

A hearty soup for cool fall nights with root veggies loaded with vitamins. 


  • 1 pound ground turkey (or textured protein for the vegetarian)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small squash, chopped (butternut or in-season favourite)
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • I medium carrot
  • I medium russet potato (diced)
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth (or veggie)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Reduced-fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt optional


  1. In a large saucepan, cook ground turkey over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; crumble meat; drain.
  2. Remove from pan; set aside.
  3. In the same saucepan, add oil and all chopped vegetables
  4. Cook and stir until vegetables are crisp-tender, 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add cooked turkey, tomatoes, chicken broth, salt and pepper; bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, 5-8 minutes.
  7. Stir in cilantro just before serving. If desired, top with sour cream or Greek yogurt

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 180 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


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