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Zesty Turkey Tomato Soup

This chunky soup from Katherine Preiss of Penfield, Pennsylvania is full of flavor...and zip! “If you don’t want as much heat, you can eliminate the jalapeno pepper,” she notes. “To make it vegetarian, I omit the turkey and add a small can of garbanzo beans in the last few minutes of cooking.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup canned Mexican diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper, optional
  • Shredded fat-free cheddar cheese, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook the turkey, zucchini and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in the broth, tomatoes, pasta, basil, cumin, pepper and jalapeno if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 13-15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Garnish with cheese if desired.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 143 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 719mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

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