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Scrabble Soup

 Scrabble Soup
Many games involve letters, so I thought alphabet soup would be ideal to serve at my theme party, which included an evening of playing board games and cards. I concocted the hearty soup using ingredients I had on hand.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup each chopped celery, carrot, turnip and potato
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked alphabet pasta

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook beef and onion over medium heat
  • until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add water, vegetables and
  • seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes or
  • until the vegetables are crisp-tender. Add pasta; simmer for 15
  • minutes or until the pasta and vegetables are tender. Yield: 12
  • servings (3 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 153 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 426 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.