Friday, July 6, 2012

Cabbage Soup with Ground Turkey

Hi everyone, I know that its summer time and the last thing on anyone's mind is soup.  However I happen to love soups any time of year and this one you can save for the colder months ahead.  Here in Maine our summers can be rainy and a little chilly, this may be the reason why I like having soups any time of year.  This soup is so flavorful and fulling you do not feel like your eating anything that is good for you.  I love those kinds of foods and recipes.  They are so packed with flavor, that you feel like your eating something sinful calorie wise.  There are a lot of ingredients to this recipe, but its a one pot meal and from start to finish probably takes about 30 minutes.  The longest part is dicing the veggies.  So let's get started!


1 tablespoon of safflower oil or extra virgin olive oil
1 lb of lean ground turkey
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of onion powder
1 pinch of seasoned salt
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon of thyme
1 teaspoon of ground red pepper or cyanne pepper
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1 can of tomato sauce
1 can of reduced sodium diced tomatoes
1 can of tomato paste
4 cubes of reduced sodium chicken bullion 
5 cups of hot water
1 diced carrot
2 stalks of celery diced
1 large onion diced
1 handful of parsley diced
1/2 pound of mushrooms diced
3/4 of a whole large cabbage or 1 small one diced and cored
1 diced jalapeno
2 fresh tomatoes diced


In a large stock pot or dutch oven, heat up the oil and add in the turkey.  After the turkey is browned add in half of your  dried seasonings, give it a stir and then add in all the veggies.   When the veggies being to cook down and the cabbage beings to wilt, add in the rest of your dried seasonings.  Now its time to add in all the canned tomato products, give everything a good stir.  From here add in the chicken bouillon and water.  Bring to a boil, when the soup to a rolling boil, go ahead and shut it off and cover.  Serve with crusty bread or a nice red wine and dinner is served.    If you try this recipe you won't eat cabbage soup any other way.  
Take care all and Live, laugh and love.



  1. Heather, you look a bit like a favorite cousin--she has exactly the same lovely smile--I think of her every time I watch your videos! You mentioned looking high and low for a no salt added tomato paste (to use just until your tomatoes are ready in the garden)? May I recommend Bionaturae Organic Tomato Paste. Glass jar--no BPA in the lid. Made in Italy. Bought mine on sale at Whole Foods, but its also available (in bulk) at Its great (virtual) fun for this old lady to spend time with you and your beautiful family thru your broadcasts. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  2. Thank you so much for the suggestion, I will have to check it out. Thank you so much for your kind words as well. I truly appreciate all the support. Take care and God bless you and yours. Heather