Ok, I’m ready for some healthy food after a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. Soup is one of my favorite things to make, and we’ve got lots of leftover turkey…so here goes!
1 tbs Olive Oil
Large clove of garlic, minced
1 medium shallot, minced
2 slices of turkey bacon, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 large carrot, sliced into coins
1 stalk of celery diced fine
4 cups of chicken or turkey broth
Leftover turkey, any remaining skin & bones removed
1 can white beans, rinsed & drained
1/4 cup ditalini pasta
Saute bacon in olive oil until just underdone, add the garlic and shallots and saute a minute or two more until the garlic is fragrant. Add the red pepper flakes, celery and carrots and saute a minute or two more. Add the chicken broth, turkey & white beans. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer. Add the ditalini and simmer for 30 minutes.
That’s it! You can add more veggies if you like- sometimes I add baby spinach or greenbeans. Mushrooms are good to add as well. Pretty much a low fat, healthy soup- enjoy:)