Kale Butternut Squash Turkey Soup

December 2, 2016

Author Notes: Hearty and filling, this Turkey and Squash Kale soup is the perfect pot of healthy goodness. If you’re looking for a reprieve from all that decadent holiday eating, this is it… enjoy!Holly

Serves: 8


  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds butternut squash, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 15-20 sage leaves, about 3 tablespoons chopped
  • 7 leaves thyme, about 1 tablespoon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups turkey stock or chicken stock
  • 4 cups kale, stems removed
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked turkey meat, cubed (or roaster chicken meat, cubed)
In This Recipe


  1. Chop butternut squash into 1/2 inch pieces, then roast on a parchment lined cooking sheet for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile chop onion, celery, and cook for 6 minutes on medium high heat. Mince garlic, and chop fresh sage and thyme, add to the soup pot and sauté for 1 more minute.
  3. Add turkey stock, salt and pepper to the pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Add 1½ pounds of cubed Yukon potatoes, and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Add squash, and cook 5 more minutes over medium heat.
  6. Gently fold in kale and cooked turkey, turn off the heat and let site for 5 minutes. Serve warm with grated parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

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