soup_pot1.jpgI make a turkey on Thanksgiving only because I know there will be enough left over for turkey soup.  I love it, the kids love it, my Italian husband will eat it (there’s no pasta in it so that is saying a lot).  Traveling moms – this soup freezes so well! It will save you time, promise.  Ziploc freezer bags work perfectly.

In a large pot, combine the following ingredients:

Chopped turkey pieces (I use the food processor b/c I like the pieces small.  Ditto for the carrots (I perfer fast over beautifully sliced).

2 carrots sliced thin
2 zucchini & yellow squash diced
¼ green pepper
¼ red pepper
2 cans diced Italian tomatoes
2 cans water (tomato cans)
1 whole jalapeno
2 chicken bouillion cubes
½ tsp ginger
Italian seasoning; sprinkle dill weed, celery salt
1 can whole kernel corn, drained, rinsed
1 can navy beans
1 can peas (add later)

Bring to a boil then simmer for 25 minutes.

No, the squash will not get too soft and yes, you can use frozen veggies instead of canned.  The soup does NOT have a tinny taste but I rinse the canned stuff first anyway. The dill weed is an important ingredient so don’t skimp unless you don’t like dill.