Turkey Minestrone

I made this delicious minestrone soup today for lunch!  Probably not what you think of on a 90 degree Memorial Day weekend afternoon, but it was great!  It is slightly different from regular minestrone since there is no pasta and I added ground turkey, but the flavor is the same.  Hope you enjoy!


Turkey Minestrone


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 white onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound ground turkey

1 zucchini, quartered and chopped

1 cup frozen french beans

2 stalks celery, halved and sliced

2 carrots, shredded

2 tomatoes, chopped

1, 15-oz can red kidney beans

1, 15-oz can white beans

4 cups vegetable broth

2 cups water

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

4 cups fresh spinach


  • Heat olive oil in large pot on medium heat.
  • Add onions and garlic.  Cook for less than a minute and add ground turkey.  Cook until turkey is brown.
  • Add the rest of vegetables (except spinach) and cook for 1 minute.  Add beans.
  • Add vegetable broth, water, parsley, and spices.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add spinach and continue simmering for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Enjoy!


I modified this recipe from a recipe I found at: https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=246310 Thanks for the inspiration!

The original recipe noted to not use chicken broth!  Wanted to pass that tip on.  Use vegetable broth, not chicken broth.



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