Saturday, March 26, 2011

Turkey Minestrone

2/3 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 pound ground turkey
1/2 pound hot Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
2 14.5 oz Italian stewed tomatoes
6 cups chicken broth
1 medium zucchini, sliced
1 10 oz package frozen mixed vegetables
1 16 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2  cups cooked elbow macaronni
1/2 tsp. salt
Pinch of pepper

In a large kettle over medium heat, saute onion in oil until tender, about 4 minutes. Add next six ingredients; cook until meat is no longer pink. Add tomatoes, broth, zucchini and mixed vegetables. Cover; cook on low heat 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; simmer 3-4 minutes or until heated through.

Yield: 16 servings (4 quarts)

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home's Soups & Slow Cooker Recipes

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