Turkey Minestrone

Culinary Setting
55 MIN
Cooked Turkey, Turkey Bacon, Turkey Broth


3 oz TURKEY BACON, diced

1/2 c onion, 1/4-inch diced

1/2 c celery, 1/4-inch diced

3 Medium Cloves garlic, crushed

1 c carrots, 1/4-inch diced

1 c dry white wine


1-2/3 c potatoes, peeled, 3/8-inch diced

1-2/3 c diced tomatoes (canned) with juice

1 c tomato sauce

1 tbsp dried basil leaves

3/4 tsp salt

3/4 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp black pepper, ground

2-1/2 c small shell pasta, uncooked

2-1/2 c zucchini, qtered and sliced 1/4 inch

2-1/2 c pinto beans, canned, drained and rinsed

3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1-1/2 lbs PULLED TURKEY or COOKED TURKEY, 3/4-inch diced

Parmesan cheese, grated As needed



Saute bacon over medium heat in large kettle until fat is rendered and bacon is browned. Add onions and saute until translucent. Add celery and saute 3-4 minutes. Add crushed garlic, cook 2 minutes, add carrots and cook 2 minutes.

Add wine, stock, potatoes, tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, salt, sugar, black pepper, and pasta. Cover, lower heat and simmer 15 minutes, stirring often.

Add zucchini and cook 5 minutes.

Add beans, parsley and turkey, bring back to a boil. Immediately reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve hot with Parmesan cheese sprinked atop each serving. Serve 8-fluid-ounce portions.

Nutrition Facts

180 Total Calories

30 Calories from Fat

3 g Total Fat

5 % Daily Total Fat

1 g Saturated Fat

5 % Daily Saturated Fat

40 g Cholesterol

13 % Daily Cholesterol

890 mg Sodium

37 % Daily Sodium

40 g Total Carbohydrates

13 % Daily Total Carbohydrates

4 g Dietary Fiber

16 % Daily Dietary Fiber

3 g Sugars

16 g Protein

20 % Daily Protein

8 % Daily Vitamin C

6 % Daily Calcium

10 % Daily Iron