Minestrone with Turkey Sausage

Minestrone with Turkey Sausage

Prep time:
1.5 hours
| Serves:
8 x 400ml servings

Recipe From: Dietitians of Canada, Simply Great Food, Robert Rose Inc. 2007
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Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil: 1 tbsp (15 ml)
  • Turkey sausage: 1 lb (500 g) cut into chunks
  • Cloves garlic: 1 minced
  • Onion: 1 large, chopped
  • Celery: ½ cup (125 ml) diced
  • Carrots: ½ cup (125 ml) diced
  • Green pepper: ½ cup (125 ml) diced
  • Tomatoes: 1 can (28 oz / 796 ml)
  • Chicken broth: 4 cups (1000 ml) reduced-sodium
  • Bay leaf
  • Parsley: 2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped fresh
  • Salt: 1 tsp (5 ml)
  • Basil: 1½ tsp (2 ml) dried
  • Thyme: ¼ tsp (1 ml) dried
  • Freshly ground black pepper: ¼ tsp (2 ml)
  • Kidney beans: 1 can (19 oz / 540 ml) drained and rinsed
  • Tubetti pasta: 1 cup (250 ml) or other tiny pasta
  • Parmesan cheese: Freshly grated
Utensils
  • Large saucepan
  • Knife and cutting board
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté sausage, garlic, onion, celery, carrot, and green pepper until sausage is browned and vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes; drain fat.
  2. Add tomatoes, broth, bay leaf, parsley, salt, basil, thyme, and pepper; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour. Add beans and pasta; simmer until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts

per serving

Calories: 238 |

Protein: 17.9 g |

Fat: 6.9 g |

Carbohydrate: 26.5 g |

Fibre: 5.8 g |

Sodium: 949 mg |

Calcium: 74 mg |

Iron: 3.0 mg |

Variation
You can also use shredded green cabbage or kale, red bell pepper, potatoes, mushrooms, and zucchini.

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