This delicious Ground Turkey Pasta Soup has an awesome texture and is very flavorful. It is gluten-free and loaded with ground turkey, celery, carrots and yellow peppers.
Welcome to my soup week! Today I brought to you my second soup of the week, which is actually an update from my favorite soup recipe: Pasta Soup with Sweet Potato and Peas. The first time I made this, I didn’t have ground turkey in my fridge and for this reason, I made it with the protein I had on hand.
Today I made a few modifications to the soup. First, I didn’t add sweet potato to this version. Of course, if you want you can add them, but this time I really want to make the ground turkey as the main ingredient of this soup. And second, I changed the vegetable broth I used before. This one is great because it is organic and low in sodium. I also love the thickness of it and am very satisfied with the nutrition and flavor. I suggest you cook with a very good quality broth because it makes all the difference in soups, stews, and beans.
What I didn’t change was the pasta. I love this pasta because, although it is gluten-free, it doesn’t get mushy and soggy like so many rice pastas in the market. Of course, you should cook according to the package instructions to be al dente. It cooks like a regular pasta. I found the texture to be very good. However, I have to say it doesn’t taste exactly like wheat, but it is very close. So, I hope you give this delicious and comforting Ground Turkey Pasta Soup a try today. Have fun and enjoy cooking healthy meals today, friend 😉
Ground Turkey Pasta Soup
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin oil
- ½ lb grass-fed extra-lean ground turkey
- ¾ cup yellow onion — diced
- 3 cloves garlic — minced
- 1/2 cup yellow pepper — diced
- 1 cup carrot — diced
- 1 cup celery — diced
- 5 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup brown rice pasta
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley — chopped
- In a large pot over high heat, add olive oil. When the pan and the oil are hot, turn the heat down to medium.
- Add ground turkey and garlic. Stir occasionally and cook for about 10 minutes or so.
- Add onions, celery, yellow peppers, and carrots.
- Cook until onions are golden brown.
- Add broth, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring it to a boil.
- Add the brown rice pasta. Cover and cook according to the package instructions.
- Taste and add any extra seasonings, if necessary. Serve topped with fresh parsley.
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