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Hearty Turkey Vegetable Soup Recipe
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Hearty Turkey Vegetable Soup Recipe

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 242 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 888 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
Originally published as Hearty Turkey Vegetable Soup in Light & Tasty October/November 2004, p37

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 242 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 888 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

I thought this soup was really tasty. It was also very easy to put together. I did use homemade beans to cut down on the sodium and used a large can of spaghetti sauce verses the jar of spaghetti sauce and still found that there was plenty of flavor. We will be making this one again.

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

I do have high standards when it comes to home-made soup, but this was atrocious!

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

This was sooooo delicious and flavorful! I used 1/2 lb Italian Turkey Sausage for half of the ground turkey and it had a little extra punch. Delicious!

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

very good everyone liked it.I made it with only one little change that was I use watkins beef base insted of beef broth. it has more flaver and little sodium and it's powder so it last longer.the one thing I didn't like was the zucchini it got mushie. I took it out . the second time I made it I left out the zucchini we liked it just as well. will make agaen.

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