Turkey Minestrone

A great way to get loads of vegetables into your diet is with soups.  Because of the liquid volume, you can literally get 3 servings (or more) of vegetables into a bowl of soup! Here is a delicious and healthy minestrone soup recipe that’s perfect for the Autumn!


  • 10 ounces lean turkey sausage, casing removed, crumbled
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 medium potato, chopped
  • One 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • One 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • One bunch broccoli rabe, cleaned and chopped
  • One 15 ounce can of cannelini beans, rinsed
  • One quart chicken or vegetable broth
  • One quart water
  • ½ tsp Salt or to taste preference
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)


Saute crumbled turkey sausage in a soup pot until cooked. Add garlic and onion and sauté until translucent. Add carrots, celery and potato. Stir for a couple of minutes and then add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, broth and water. Simmer, covered, for 1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally. Add beans and broccoli rabe and simmer another 10 to 15 minutes. Serve plain or with a little parmesan cheese.