Thick & hearty this Turkey Macaroni Vegetable Soup is a delicious family dinner.
We don’t do a lot of soup around my house. Mainly, because it’s not really a favorite of my husband or kids. I love soup though, so I have to squeeze it into the menu some times. So when we do soup, I try to keep it chocked full of yummy ingredients & very hearty.
This soup is similar to Kerry’s Hamburger Vegetable Soup which is a favorite around my house. However, I used ground turkey in this one to lighten it up and it’s what I had on hand. You could use ground beef, chicken, or venison if you prefer.
I made this soup when I had a friend and her kids over for lunch one day and both kids and adults liked it. This was the same day I made my Cinnamon Peach Streusel Cookies, so it was nice to get the soup going and not have to worry about it.
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 15oz can chicken broth
- 1 16oz bag frozen mixed vegetable
- 1 16oz can Italian Style Tomatoes
- 1 15oz can pinto beans, or great northern beans
- 1 15 oz can kidney beans
- 1 tbsp dried Oregano
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste, be generous
- 4 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups dry macaroni
- Place olive oil in bottom of a large dutch oven or pot and saute until tender and translucent.
- Add turkey and brown.
- Add remaining ingredients except for the macaroni. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook for about 30.
- Add pasta. Cover and simmer for about 8 - 15 minutes or until pasta is desire tenderness.
This soup makes a lot so it’s perfect for having friends or family over or it is perfect to make at the start of the week and have for leftover lunches.
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