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Turkey Lentil Soup
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Turkey Lentil Soup (Low-Sodium)

This delicious turkey lentil soup only takes a few minutes to prep for a nutritious, fiber-rich, protein-packed dish that's oh-so-satisfying.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time2 hrs 55 mins
Course: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic
Keyword: comfort food, stew, turkey lentil soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • Turkey carcass
  • Water (enough to cover the turkey carcass)
  • 12 ounces lentils (checked and rinsed)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped )
  • 2 large carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 cups cooked turkey (diced)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper


  • Place the turkey carcass in a large stockpot and cover with water, breaking up the carcass if necessary. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 2 hours.
  • Discard the bones and strain the stock through a cheesecloth.
  • Place 4 cups of stock back in the stockpot. Save the remaining stock for another use or freeze it.
  • Bring the stock to a boil, then add the lentils, onions, celery, and carrots. Simmer gently for 40 minutes or until the lentils are almost done.
  • Add the diced turkey, rice, and Herbes de Provence. Continue heating for another 5 to 10 minutes, then season with salt and pepper before serving.


This recipe is for 4 servings of lentil and turkey soup.
You can substitute store-bought turkey broth and skip steps 1-3 to save time.
Leftover soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Cooked turkey should be eaten within 4 days, so if your turkey was cooked prior to the soup, factor that into the storage time.
Leftover turkey broth can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for several months.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.8g | Protein: 31.5g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 64.3mg | Sodium: 341.2mg | Potassium: 711.2mg | Fiber: 9.2g | Sugar: 6g | Net carbs: 20.6g