Healthy Turkey Stew Recipe

This healthy turkey stew comfort food meal that’s good for you with hearty vegetables and turkey in a light, creamy broth.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless turkey cutlets, cut into 1-inch pieces or 23 cups shredded roasted turkey
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch rounds 
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 medium golden potatoes, quartered
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup half & half


  1. In a large soup pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until the chicken is browned. 
  2. Remove the turkey from the pot and set it aside onto a plate. 
  3. Add the remaining tablespoon oil over medium-high heat and add the onions, carrots, and celery. Cook for 3 minutes or until the veggies are softened and golden brown. Add the seasonings, salt, pepper, potatoes, chicken broth, and turkey pieces. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender. 
  4. Stir in the green peas and half and half, cook for another 10 minutes, or until thickened. Remove the bay leaves and serve. 



*Make this dairy-free by swapping the cream for 1/2 cup canned coconut milk. 


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