Minestrone Soup with Leftover Turkey

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Serves 8

Take hearty minestrone soup and add leftover turkey or chicken and make it into a meal! The turkey soaks up all the great flavors of the soup. Use any vegetables of your liking in the soup.

2 tablespoons canola oil
1 onion, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried thyme

3 carrots, peeled and sliced

1 pound mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

¼ pound string beans cut into bite-size pieces

1 green zucchini, cut into thin half circles

5-½ cups beef broth (best to use parve bouillon cubes)

1 potato, peeled and cut into cubes

½ cup uncooked macaroni noodles

½ cup corn or 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables

2 ribs celery, chopped

1 (16-oz) can red kidney beans

1 (16-oz) can chopped tomatoes with juice

2 cups water
2 cups diced leftover turkey or chicken

Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, basil, thyme and oregano. Add zucchini, carrots, celery, mushrooms, string beans, corn and potato. Cook for 5 minutes. Add water, beef broth and tomatoes with juice. Cook 15 minutes. Boil. Add beans with liquid and pasta. Cook 10 minutes. Add turkey and heat until cooked through.

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