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Healthy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This one is even better than it sounds. Especailly this time of year.  This healthy Pumpkin Soup Recipe will make leftovers from thanksgiving a thing of the past. This pumpkin soup recipe will warm up those leftovers and give them a new life of all their own.

Pumpkin-soup-copyThis comforting autumn soup is filled with creamy pumpkin and savory turkey, while keeping it low-carb and high protein. Doesn’t get better than this!

 

*PLUS* you can make it using your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers – feel free to use shredded, roasted turkey instead of raw, ground turkey. Simply chop the shredded, roasted turkey and add in the last 10 minutes of the cooking time. Enjoy!

Servings: 12

Here’s what you need…

  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes in sauce
  • 1 (14oz) can pumpkin
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  1. In a large soup pot, place the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes, until tender. Add the fennel, butternut squash and ginger. Cook for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet place the ground turkey over medium-high heat. Cook until browned, stirring often. Drain off liquid.
  3. Add the turkey, tomatoes, pumpkin, broth, salt and pepper to the soup pot. Cover and cook over low heat for 40 minutes. Stir in the chopped parsley and cook, uncovered for another 10 minutes. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 110 calories, 4g fat, 195mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 9g protein.

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