Sunday, November 20, 2016

{soups-salads-and-salad-dressings} Hearty Turkey Vegetable Soup Recipe


Hearty Turkey Vegetable Soup Recipe

I found this recipe on the Internet, but it was too high in fat. After experimenting, I created a more nutritious version, I often double this chili-like soup to freeze or to share with friends. —Julie Anderson of Bloomington, Illinois

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. 
Cook: 45 min. 
MAKES: 10 servings


1 pound lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
2 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced
1 large carrot, cut into 1-inch julienne strips
3 cans (14 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
1 jar (26 ounces) garden-style pasta sauce or meatless spaghetti sauce
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 cup uncooked small shell pasta


In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add zucchini and carrot; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, pasta sauce, beans, tomatoes, parsley, oregano, pepper and hot pepper sauce.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Just before serving, stir in pasta. Yield: 10 servings (3-3/4 quarts). 

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 242 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 888mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 7g fiber), 17g protein.
Originally published as Hearty Turkey Vegetable Soup in Light & Tasty October/November 2004, p37

             Beth Layman  :)

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