Ground Turkey Minestrone Soup

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

45 min

Serves

4 to 6

Ground Turkey Minestrone Soup

Photo, Erik Putz. Food styling, Matthew Kimura. Prop styling, Madeleine Johari.

A mix of ground turkey, sautéed carrots and onions, mixed beans and pasta makes for a delicious winter soup.


Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1 carrot , chopped
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 450 g lean ground turkey
  • 1 540 mL can mixed beans
  • 1/2 cup short Pasta , such as ditali or tubetti
  • 1 142 g pkg baby spinach , (about 8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Instructions

1. Heat a large pot over medium. Add oil, then onion, carrot, seasoning and salt. Season with pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, 4 to 6 min. Add tomato paste and turkey. Cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until meat is no longer pink, 4 to 5 min.

2. Stir in beans and liquid, 4 cups water and pasta. Bring to a boil over medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender, about 10 min. Stir in spinach and cook until just wilted, about 1 min.

3. Divide minestrone among bowls and sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 309,
  • Protein
  • 23 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33 g,
  • Fat
  • 10 g,
  • Fibre
  • 6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 636 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Iron

Kitchen Tip:
If making ahead, cook pasta separately following package directions and stir in just before serving. Simmering a piece of Parmigiano-Reggiano rind in the soup adds depth of flavour and umami notes. Remove rind before serving.

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