3 years ago

Turkey Minestrone Soup

This soup
is the perfect way to make a second meal of your holiday turkey.

6-8 servings
Preparation time: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 meaty
    turkey carcass
  • 10 cups
    water
  • ¼ cup
    chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2
    (14.5-ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1
    (15.5-ounce) can great northern beans, drained
  • 1
    (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 potatoes,
    peeled and cubed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 ½
    teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1
    tablespoon dried basil, crumbled
  • ½ teaspoon
    salt (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon
    freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup
    broken uncooked spaghetti
  • 1
    (16-ounce) package frozen Italian green beans

Directions

  1. In
    large Dutch oven, combine first 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and
    simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
  2. Remove
    meat and bones from broth; cool. Remove turkey meat from bones; discard bones.
    Chop turkey into bite-sized pieces. Strain broth; return broth and turkey to
    Dutch oven.
  3. Stir
    in next 9 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Stir
    in spaghetti and green beans; continue cooking until potatoes and pasta are
    tender (about 10 minutes).