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Turkey Minestrone Soup

Servings 12 1.5 cups
Prep Time

Ingredients

  • 1 meaty turkey carcass
  • 10 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup chicken base
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 15.5 oz can Great Northern beans drained
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans drained
  • 2 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup broken uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 16 oz package frozen Italian green beans

Instructions

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