Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Turkey Sausage Soup


So the other day I made some mini turkey meatball soup. It was such a hit, Jon ate all of it over the span of two days. Today, I was going to make the soup again but needed my ground turkey to make some Turkey Feta Burgers. I realized I had turkey sausage I needed to use up and figured it would get the job done. Sure enough, it tastes just as good and was a lot easier to throw together. I will save the recipe for the turkey meatballs for another day.

** You may want to cook the rotini (or whatever noodle you use) separately, then toss it in olive oil and keep it on the side. Otherwise, if you're keeping the soup in the fridge or even on the stove just for a few hours, the noodles can get mushy from the liquid. So you can just keep the noodles separate and then add to the soup when you're ready to serve. **

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 an onion, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb turkey italian sausage
2 1/2 quarts water
6 tbsp chicken base (I used "better than bouillon" chicken base)
1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tbsp dried oregano
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste
2 ribs of celery, with leaves, diced
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
1/2 zucchini, diced
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can cannelini beans
1 15 oz can corn
6 oz rainbow rotini

In a large soup pot, sautee onion in olive oil for about 2 minutes. Add in garlic and turkey sausage. Brown turkey sausage. Add in water and chicken base and stir until combined. Add in worcestershire, oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and drop in vegetables, tomatoes, beans and corn. Allow to cook about 15 minutes, until vegetables are fork tender. Add in rotini and cook until al dente. Enjoy!

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