Turkey and Navy Bean Soup

"A great way to use up leftover turkey. From Quick and Healthy Low-Fat Cooking: Mediterranean Cuisine."
photo by Dallas Chef WOut Ti photo by Dallas Chef WOut Ti
photo by Dallas Chef WOut Ti
photo by Annacia photo by Annacia
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  • In a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat, saute the onions and smoked turkey in the oil for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the stock, diced turkey, beans and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Cover. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste. Stir in the basil.
  • Ladle into individual bowls, and sprinkle with the Parmesan.

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  1. Dallas Chef WOut Ti
    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.
  2. MarlaB
    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!!
  3. SarasotaCook
    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.
  4. Annacia
    I used chicken from the Sunday roast chicken and dried basil. I also put it on the lowest heat and just let it slow simmer for a couple of hours just because I had the time to do so. It turned out to be marvelous (Don't leave out the red pepper, it's the clincher). I don't think that a soup can get much easier to make and this one is not only easy but hearty and delicious. Thanks Amanda for a great keeper. Made for Photo Tag.
  5. Sarabbismama
    I make this at least twice a month for my family. It is really easy and very yummy. My aunt even features it as the soup of the day at her diner.


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