Servings: 10 to 12
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
4 slices bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 medium zucchini, diced
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups cooked turkey, chunks
1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 bay leaf
6 cups turkey or chicken stock
1 cup uncooked ditalini pasta
4 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and more for serving
In a large pot, cook bacon over med/high heat until crisp. Drain all fat but 1 tablespoon.
Add onion, celery, garlic, and zucchini. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Add tomato paste and mix well.
Add turkey, beans, bay leaf, and stock. Bring to boil.
Add pasta and cook 9-10 minutes until al dente.
Stir in spinach and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve sprinkled with more parmesan cheese if desired.
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