Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A great way to use up leftover turkey. From Quick and Healthy Low-Fat Cooking: Mediterranean Cuisine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat, saute the onions and smoked turkey in the oil for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  2. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Add the stock, diced turkey, beans and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add salt to taste. Stir in the basil.
  6. Ladle into individual bowls, and sprinkle with the Parmesan.
Most Helpful

Super easy, and pretty decent flavor. I followed the recipe exacrtly but I didn't add any salt. The broth and the turkey seemed to provide enough. Next time I would like add something more--maybe spinach, maybe some celerery. But there will definitely be a next time as easy as this one is.

Dallas Chef W/Out Time February 07, 2010

This is so good!! I didn't have any smoked turkey but it still turned out great! This is my new favorite soup. Great with chopped green onion. Also made it once with pinto beans and it was still great! Thanks!!

MarlaB December 26, 2009

Just made this, I had seen it the other day, it looked nice and light which I loved. I was planning on doing a bean and spinach soup anyways, so I used this recipe, but did add a little arugula, because it was what I had. I also added 2 more cups of chicken broth, 1 more can of beans, so I upped the garlic and used a very large onion and didn't have smoked turkey, although I could see where it would be a nice taste. Nice recipe, easy very tasty. As is I am sure it is just as good. I also had fresh basil which I love and the red pepper. I had grated pecerino romano, but basically the same thing.

SarasotaCook November 28, 2009