Turkey Minestrone Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 35 MINUTES

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  • 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 chicken stock, or turkey stock
  • 1 cup uncooked ditalini pasta
  • 4 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated, and more for serving
  • salt and pepper, to taste


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.

Turkey Minestrone


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