- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, sliced
- 1 celery rib, sliced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cups chicken broth or homemade turkey stock
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2/3 cup each frozen peas, corn and cut green beans, thawed
- 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup cubed cooked turkey
- 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- In a Dutch oven, saute the onion, carrot, celery and garlic in oil until tender. Add the broth, vegetables, macaroni and seasonings.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add turkey and zucchini; cook until zucchini is crisp-tender. Discard bay leaf. Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).
Reviews forMinestrone with Turkey
"This was very good. I used normandy blend frozen veggies and a mixed frozen veggies just because it was what I had on hand and half a can of green beans as well. Didn't have the zucchini. Despite all of this it turned out very yummy!"
"Excellent soup! Thank you "nataliepooh" for the broth recipe--it's really good!"
"I submitted this recipe, and TOH did not include my recipe for homemade turkey stock, which is really what makes this soup so good. I boil a turkey carcass with 4 C water, 2 carrots, 2 celery, 1 onion, 1 lg. clove garlic, 1 parsley sprig, 1 bay leaf, 2 t. dried basil and 1 t. dried thyme. Boil until meat falls off bones, then strain and use in minestrone."
"I was disappointed, not much flavor when I followed the recipe. Added some hot sauce and some canned tomato soup along with additional seasoning and it helped some."
"This was excellent. I used homemade turkey stock and I think that is the key to this recipe turning out so well. Next time I will add more noodles than called for."