Our family is always looking for healthy easy recipes because when we get home we have approximately one hour to cook up something and then another hour to eat and relax before the weeknight routine starts. Anyone with kids knows what this is like.
Here is a recipe for a quick and healthy turkey soup. What I like about this recipe is that it calls for common kitchen produce. Items you don’t have to find a speciality food store. This recipe can be changed to use wild or brown rice.
2 or 3 pieces of thin uncured bacon
1 lb ground turkey
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup chopped red onion
½ cup of chopped carrots
Half of a yellow bell pepper
Half of a green bell pepper
¼ cup dry white wine or white cooking wine
3 cups of chicken broth
1 cup cooked white rice or wild rice
½ cup chopped parsley
Pinch of salt and black pepper
1)Heat skillet or cast iron dutch oven over medium heat, while the stove top is warming chop bacon into spoon/bite-sized pieces. Add bacon to skillet. Brown until crispy. Remove bacon onto a paper towel to soak fat drippings. Drain all but one tablespoon of fat.
2)Add turkey to skillet, brown for about ¾ minutes. Stir in onion, garlic, carrots. Salt and pepper to your desire. Saute for 1 minute.
3)Add bell peppers, wine and chicken broth. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Stir in rice and parsley until warmed. Serve immediately. Add bacon on your soup. Enjoy!