Turkey Pasta Soup Recipe
- 1 cup uncooked small pasta shells
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large stock pot, cook turkey, onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the broth, beans, tomatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
- 2. Drain pasta and add to the soup. Cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.
1-1/3 cup equals 211 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 868 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.
Reviews for Turkey Pasta Soup
"I followed the recipe pretty much as given but did not add the fennel. All the seasonings are overpowering the flavor of the soup. I will make it again as I am always looking for recipes with ground turkey but will cut back on the seasonings."
"Very tasty soup, just perfect for this extremely cold weather we've been having. This recipe worked well in the crockpot. Made a few substitutions: cut-up turkey rather than ground turkey, broth from the roasted turkey in place of the canned chicken broth. Will make this again!"
"An easy and flavorful soup that really hits the spot. Instead of the white kidney or cannellini beans suggested, I substituted navy beans (the most similar bean that I had on hand). I really enjoyed the flavor and next time I think I will use bulk turkey sausage instead of ground turkey, similar to what hchambers did, because I think that will just really enhance the flavor."
"This was delicious. I did not add the fennel and reduced the turkey to 1/2lb and added a 1/2lb of ground sausage to the soup as well as some zucchini. This is a versatile recipe and can be adjusted to your family's tastes."
"This is a very flavorful soup and quite versatile. I did not add the fennel and used Italian seasoning as opposed to the individual spices. I also reduced the turkey to 1/2lb and used 1/2lb of ground sausage which was very tasty. This is a great recipe that can easily be adjusted to your family's tastes."
"This has been a family favorite for over 8 yrs. It's wonderful in the crockpot, and freezes well, too! What a tasty meal to walk in and smell on a cold winter evening!"
"Dinner is especially challenging after working all day and coming home to hungry kids and husband. This soup was so easy to throw together and the best part was that the ingredients are mostly pantry items I had on hand. It was hearty, flavorful and delicious. Seal of approval from my hungry troops! Another bonus is I now have a new ground turkey recipe to add to my repertoire as I am trying to use less red meat and more lean protein."
"Absolutely Delicious!!I didn't use the fennel seed"
"I browned a little bit of pork sausage (1/4 lb or so) with the onions and garlic, then deglazed with about 1/3 c. of white wine. After that I added our leftover turkey and remaining ingredients, minus the fennel. Very good. The sausage kicked up the flavor a notch."
"I actually left the fennel out, but after reading these reviews, I think I'll put it in next time. I thought it was good even without. I put in extra garlic and decreased the oregano a bit. Also left out the extra salt."
"I felt like this needed something else. Maybe the spinach would have made it better. Or some carrots? I did like the flavor of the fennel though."
"Excellent soup! Very flavorful and I actually thought that it didn't need the added salt. Will become a staple and tastes great the next day too! Thanks for sharing."
"I used left over turkey from Thanksgiving for the meat and it is delicious...."
"I love this soup recipe! The flavor is excellent! I like to add spinach just before serving. I have also added cut up carrots and sliced zucchini. I have replaced the ground turkey with ground sausage and that too gives this soup a different but great taste!"
"This was great. Next time I might try adding a little spinach at the end, or use turkey Italian sausage--lots of room for variations on a good recipe."
"OUr whole family loved this, the fennel adds a special flavor. I used turkey breast and multi-grain pasta"
"We made this soup the other day and we loved it!! The flavor is excellent and it is easy to assemble and keep it warm or reheat it the crock-pot. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!"
"Made this tonight and loved it. I love the fennel in there. Great with whole wheat pasta for even more fiber. I used ground white chicken. Thanks!"