A healthier version for the New Year, done with lean ground turkey instead of hamburger meat. A hearty addition to any dinner table.
Hello all! With the cold weather making its way in, it looks like it’s time to stay indoors and enjoy some nice, warm, comfort food. On the menu today: Ground Turkey Vegetable Soup. This recipe is one of my favorites for winter time. Just add some cornbread and you have a hearty, healthy meal. Good for lunch or dinner!
To save time, as I am a busy working Mom, I used 2 cans of mixed vegetables. Makes for an easy, quick meal. Of course you can add any fresh vegetables to make it your own. Leftover Ham from Christmas? Add that too! 🙂
Now to head on over to Fiesta Friday, my favorite link-up party, and check out what’s cooking!
Ground Turkey Vegetable Soup
- 1 lbs lean ground turkey meat
- 1 large onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic finely minced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 cans mixed vegetables
- 1 can diced tomatoes not drained
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 sm can tomato paste
- 1 tbsp fresh basil or 1 tsp. dry
- 1 tbsp fresh oregano or 1 tsp dry
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme or 1 tsp dry
- 1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley
Heat olive oil in large skillet.
Add ground turkey, salt, pepper, onion and garlic to skillet and sauté until turkey is browned.
Transfer to pot.
In same skillet add tomatoes to saute’ (makes the extra flavor from the browned bits in skillet).
- Transfer to pot
- Add beef broth, tomato paste and all the herbs (except parsley) to skillet and bring to a boil.
- Transfer to pot.
- Add mixed vegetables to pot, stir to combine all ingredients.
- Simmer on low heat for 30- 40 minutes.
- Add parsley last 5 minutes of cooking.