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Author Notes: Growing up my Grandfather always had a garden. His garden always produced a lot of zucchini. So he would get creative on adding zucchini to so many meals. This recipe is based on my Grandpa Chuck's quick and easy Minestrone soup recipe. —Gastronomicdiva
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 3 Cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 Medium sized onion (small dice)
- 1 pound Ground turkey
- 1 Box (32 ounces) chicken or vegetable stock ( you can also use fresh stock as well)
- 1/3 cup Dried pasta ( preferable tri color spirals or macaroni)
- 2 medium size carrot (sliced)
- 2 medium size zucchini (sliced)
- 2 stalks of celery ( sliced)
- 1 can ( 15 oz) or cannelini or kidney beans ( rinsed)
- Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- 1 cup grated Parmesan or Pecorino ( for garnish)
- Place a medium size pot on stove at medium heat. Add olive oil.
- Once olive oil is heated add minced garlic and onions and stir till they turn translucent.
- Then add ground turkey ( add salt and pepper to taste) break up the turkey with a fork and stir occasionally until ground turkey is cooked.
- Add 32 oz can of peeled, whole tomatoes. Break apart tomato's with a fork.
- Add 32 oz box of chicken or vegetable stock. Cover the pot with lid and let stock come to a boil.
- Once stock comes to a boil, remove lid, add pasta and cook for 6-8 minutes.
- Turn down heat to medium/medium low. Stir and add sliced carrots and cook for 3 minutes.
- Stir and add sliced zucchini and cook for 3 minutes.
- Stir and add sliced celery.
- Stir and add can of cooked cannelini beans or cooked kidney beans. ( make sure you thoroughly rinse off the beans first)
- Cover the pot with lid and simmer for about 5-8 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve into bowls and sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best One-Pot Meal
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