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November 24, 2012

Turkey Leftovers~Turkey Soup

Are you looking for ideas on what to do with your turkey leftovers, like I am?  I found this easy turkey soup recipe that's healthy and looks delicious.  It uses whole wheat pasta, lots of veggies and one of my favorites; kale.  I'll be making a pot of this tonight.

photo and recipe courtesy Whole Foods

1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or homemade turkey broth
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1 bunch kale, thick stems removed and leaves sliced thinly
2 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni
2 cups cubed or shredded turkey breast
¼ tsp freshly ground pepper


Heat a large saucepan over med-high heat until hot.  Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic and cook 6-7 minutes or until veggies are tender and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally.  Stir in broth, 4 cups water and thyme and bring to a boil.  Add kale and macaroni and return to boil.  Cook about 5 minutes or until macaroni is al dente.  Stir in turkey and pepper and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until turkey is heated through.  Remove thyme sprigs before serving.

Nutritional Info:
Per Serving:  200 calories, 4g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate {4g dietary fiber, 3g sugar}, 17g protein

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colleen said...

We made soup yesterday! Made broth from the carcass, lots of veggies and some seasonings. Today we will finish it off with pasta and rice! Yummy!

Dar said...

This looks so child-worthy and some for me too. Thanks and blessings.