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Spicy Turkey Soup Florentine with Cream Cheese

December 30, 2012

Cold, rainy weather always manifests a craving for warm, hearty meals with good reason! It always seems to warm the bones, and comfort us.

Winter White and Green Soup

It was such a day yesterday, and while I was out and about, I couldn’t get this soup out of my brain! It’s hearty, yet still on the lighter side, and so comforting.

The wilted spinach in the soup was absolutely divine amongst the turkey and spicy broth. The broth saturates it, and when you get a big bite of it, not only is the taste on point, the juicy texture of it sends you to comfort city. The best part is that you don’t feel guilty getting seconds! (…or thirds!)

Winter White and Green Soup

I love me a good soup!  They are so flavorful, easy to prepare, and generally very easy on the waistline.  It’s a perfect dish to contrast the heavy holiday consumption, as well as a great way to start the new year!

I really hope you enjoy this dish!

Tell me, do you have a favorite comfort food for these cold winter days?

Wishing you cozy & cuddly snuggles,

5.0 from 1 reviews
Spicy Turkey Soup Florentine with Cream Cheese
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 1½ Cups
  • Calories: 442
  • Fat: 14.4
  • Saturated fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 47
  • Sugar: 8.8
  • Sodium: 1175.2
  • Fiber: 9.1
  • Protein: 32.4
  • Cholesterol: 68.2
Recipe type: Soup
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Pasilla and serrano chiles with the addition of cream cheese gives this turkey soup a unique twist!
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ Cups Onion, diced
  • 1 Cup Celery, diced
  • 1 Pasilla chile, diced
  • 1 Serrano chile, finely diced
  • ½ Pound Lean Ground Turkey
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Sea Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Spinach, de-stemmed and chopped
  • 1 ½ Cups Small Cauliflower Florets
  • ¾ Cup Potato, diced small
  • 1 ½ Cups Great White Northern Beans
  • 4 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 3 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 3 Green Onions, sliced for garnish
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil, onions, celery and pasilla pepper, sautéing until the onions are translucent, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add in the turkey, garlic, salt and pepper, breaking up the turkey as it browns, until the turkey is fully cooked, about 7 minutes. Add the spinach, and stir until wilted.
  3. Pour in the chicken stock, cauliflower, potato, and beans with their juices, and bring the mixture up to a boil.
  4. Once boiling , add the cream cheese and stir until it is melted into the soup. I used a whisk to help the process.
  5. Divide among four bowls, and top with sliced green onions.


  1. Vespa Woolf
    December 31, 2012 at 4:25 am

    I love these ingredients: serrano and pasilla chiles, cream cheese–who wouldn’t love it! Can’t wait to try this. Thanks!

  2. Korin A. Congdon
    December 31, 2012 at 10:17 am

    OMG Another one to add to my growing list of things to make now that I have a couple extra minutes to get off my duff and cook some more! You rock 🙂
    P.S. My favorite cold day yummy delish treat – my dad’s chili. Seriously – those are two of the scrumptious delicacies I miss about being there 😉 Even if he gave me the recipes, I don’t know if I could ever make them as good as he does!

    • Korin A. Congdon
      December 31, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Whoops – my dad’s slow smoked prime rib and his chili. Yeah, I can count. lol

    • Natalie Wiser-Orozco
      January 1, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Oh, I hear ya! Meals made by mom or dad never come out the same when you make them yourself! I hope you make this soup, and enjoy it as much as we did!

  3. Lynne @ CookandBeMerry
    December 31, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    You had me at chilies and cream cheese. This sounds wonderfully tasty. Funny how when it gets cold, we start craving soup. Got to go make some now.

  4. Brian
    January 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I could have used some of that when it was raining, but I was on the road.

    • Natalie Wiser-Orozco
      January 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Put some in a thermos, and you’re set! You’d love this one being the spinach lover you are!


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