Easy Skinny Turkey Taco Soup {Gluten Free}

A super easy turkey taco soup bursting with flavors, high in protein and boasting only 400 calories per serving. So comforting on a cold winter night! 

An easy skinny taco soup loaded with flavor. Filling and nutritious. Naturally gluten free. #dinner #recipe

Ok guys, raise your hand if you’d rather be a bear in hibernation mode, sleeping all day in her warm hole instead of having to leave your house and step outside in the cold!????????‍♀️????????‍♀️ <<< I’m actually putting both my hands up if you can’t tell. I feel you guys. I’ve had my dose of comfy sweaters and beanies, and I’m sooo ready for Spring and warmer weather already! (Can you tell I lived in Australia for too long?!)

The holidays are over and now there’s nothing too exciting about the grey and cold weather. Except maybe this soup! Because cold winters mean loads of soups, stews + chilies and that, I love ????

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An easy skinny taco soup loaded with flavor. Filling and nutritious. Naturally gluten free. #dinner #recipe

This taco soup is actually a mix between a soup and a chili because it’s pretty thick. It’s like a runny chili i guess ????????‍♀️ I love this texture but if you’re really after a soupy soup, then add a bit more water (but don’t you worry, everything’s explained in the recipe).

It’s packed with flavor thanks to the addition of both taco and ranch seasonings. The ground turkey and beans make this soup super high in protein but it’s only 400 calories for a big filling bowl. And did I mention the toppings? You have got to add at least some fresh cilantro leaves and a few slices of avocado. Tortilla chips are not mandatory but highly recommended. So delicious! ????

An easy skinny taco soup loaded with flavor. Filling and nutritious. Naturally gluten free. #dinner #recipe

Easy Skinny Turkey Taco Soup {Gluten Free}

A super easy turkey taco soup bursting with flavors, high in protein and boasting only 400 calories per serving.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 408 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 lbs / 900 g ground turkey or extra lean ground beef
  • 14 oz can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 14 oz can corn drained and rinsed
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeño pepper sliced
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning see notes
  • 1 tbsp ranch seasoning mix see notes
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Optional topping: fresh cilantro leaves, corn tortilla chips, sliced avocado

Instructions

  1. In a Dutch oven or large pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add ground turkey, season with salt, break it into small bits with a wooden spoon and cook until no longer pink.
  2. Stir in beans, corn, tomatoes, jalapeño, taco seasoning, ranch mix and water. Simmer for 15 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls and add your favorite toppings (cilantro, sour cream, tortilla chips, sliced avocado...). Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • Texture: This soup has the consistency of a runny chili. Feel free to add another 1/2 to 1 cup of water for a more liquid consistency.
  • Taco seasoning: to avoid added sugar, too much salt and preservatives, I make my own using this recipe
  • Ranch seasoning mix: to avoid added sugar, too much salt and preservatives, I make my own using this recipe 
  • Make it dairy free: leave out the buttermilk powder in the ranch seasoning if making homemade, or leave our ranch seasoning altogether if store-bought 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Skinny Turkey Taco Soup {Gluten Free}
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (1/6th))
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 783mg 33%
Potassium 992mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 8g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 9.2%
Vitamin C 22.7%
Calcium 10.2%
Iron 25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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11 Comments
  1. This looks like hearty, filling fare to be had on cold winter evenings! All that protein inside makes it a complete meal. We went through a very cold spell in Alberta, Canada recently but it’s not too late to make this soup. It’s still so cold! Thanks for this recipe:)

  2. I could dive headfirst into that bowl of goodness! Seriously. I think that soup is the only logical option for the month of January and this is a winner.

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