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Turkey Minestrone

3 - 6
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Minestrone is a traditional, brothy Italian soup made with vegetables, beans, and pasta. Traditionally it doesn’t include meat, but we’ve added a few crumbled meatloaves for extra flavor and protein in this surprisingly hearty soup. If you don’t have ditalini pasta, you can substitute another small pasta shape, such as orzo or elbow macaroni.

Ingredients

Canola oil

1 tbsp(s)

Uncooked onion(s)

½ cup(s), chopped, chopped

Uncooked carrot(s)

½ cup(s), thinly sliced

Uncooked celery

cup(s), thinly sliced

Garlic clove(s)

2 clove(s), large, finely chopped

No-salt-added chicken stock

3 cup(s)

No salt added diced tomatoes

14½ oz

Canned low sodium red kidney beans

15 oz, rinsed and drained

Kosher salt

½ tsp(s)

Italian seasoning

½ tsp(s)

Pasta, ditalini, dry

2 oz, a scant 1⁄2 cup

Uncooked zucchini

1 medium, chopped

Muffin-Pan Turkey Meatloaves

3 muffin(s), crumbled

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in chicken stock, tomatoes, beans, salt, and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil, occasionally stirring and scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Add pasta and zucchini; reduce heat to medium, and cook until pasta and vegetables are tender, 13 to 15 minutes. Stir in crumbled meatloaves; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Per serving (1¾ cups)