Ground turkey is my new jam. It's healthy for you, tastes great, and really takes on whatever spices you season it with. I came across this Italian turkey burger soup recipe while trying to find ways …
Ground turkey is my new jam. It's healthy for you, tastes great, and really takes on whatever spices you season it with. I came across this Italian turkey burger soup recipe while trying to find ways to utilize my hot ground turkey and it's a dish my boyfriend and myself couldn't get enough of.
If you love Italian flavors like fresh oregano and tomatoes, this is the dish for you. I added fresh herbs from my garden that I took indoors for winter but if need be, please feel free to use dried herbs. Be sure to double this recipe as the soup tastes even better the next day. Put in a thermos for school lunches your children will love!
For one batch (6 servings) of Italian Turkey Burger Soup you will need 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey breast (I used hot turkey sausage out of the casing), 1 large onion chopped finely, 3 cloves garlic finely minced, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 1/2 cups carrots sliced, 1 1/2 cups celery sliced, 1 can diced tomatoes not drained, 4 cups beef broth, 4 tbsp tomato paste, 1 tbsp fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dry), 1 tbsp fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dry), 1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes optional.
This dish called for separate pots but while deglazing in the same pan, wonderful brown bits come up for additional flavor, plus… less cleaning! I begin by heating olive oil in a large dutch oven. Add ground turkey, salt, pepper, onion and garlic to skillet and saute until the turkey is browned. Next, add carrots and celery and saute just until slightly tender (not too soft). Add tomatoes to the dutch oven to deglaze. This will bring up all the brown crusty bits at the bottom that are full of flavor! Add your beef broth, tomato paste, and herbs to the dutch oven and bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 40 minutes and top with parmesan cheese.
No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here