This weekend is the perfect opportunity to try out one of my favorite recipes. With the cold weather quickly approaching; this recipe is one of my favorites. It is easy, quick to put together and healthy! I did a poll on my Insta-stories and about 95% of you wanted me to share this recipe with you. I may or may not have stolen this recipe from my mother, who is a phenomenal cook. Being that I am gluten free, I did not use regular tortellini. You can definitely substitute that with either whole wheat pasta or gluten free rice pasta. I hope you enjoy this yummy fall soup. If you do end up using it; please tag me! I love hearing from you all; your feedback is so important to me. Happy Fall & enjoy everything pumpkin spiced!
Turkey & White Bean Soup
Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 min. prep + 40 min. cook time
What You’ll Need:
2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 TBS. olive oil
1⁄2 tsp. dried rosemary
1⁄2 tsp. oregano
1⁄2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 tsp. salt
1⁄2 tsp. black pepper
1 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
2 cups sliced carrots
1 whole onion chopped
2- 15 ounce cans of cannellini or white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 16 ounce package baby spinach
2 lbs. chopped turkey meat
shredded parmesan cheese, optional for topping
1 12 ounce box of gluten free or regular pasta (cheese tortellini works great)
In a large 8-quart pot over medium heat, cook garlic and onion in olive oil for several minutes. Add turkey meat and sauté till cooked through. Add rosemary, oregano, crushed pepper flakes, salt and pepper; cook a few minutes longer.
Stir in the tomatoes, and add water to fill 8-quart pot almost to top, about 3⁄4 full, then add carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Stir in the beans, spinach and add salt and pepper to taste; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes longer. Meanwhile, cook pasta of your choice and add to cooked bowl of soup. I keep pasta separate in order to accommodate gluten free family members. Serve topped with cheese, if desired.
Special Diet Information:
Gluten free with use of Gluten Free Pasta and can also be made dairy free, with omission of parmesan cheese topping and cheese tortellini.