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I’m generally not a recipe-follower.  I like to throw things together and see what happens.  I’d say about 95% of the time, it’s a hit.  Occasionally, my family kindly lets me know that I need not make a dish again.  Last night, I threw together a healthy soup that everyone in my family loved, so I thought I’d share the “recipe” as I remember it with you!

Ingredients:

1/2 diced yellow onion

3 cloves garlic, diced

4 or 5 large carrots, peeled & sliced

1 large yellow squash, cubed

1 medium zucchini, cubed

1 pound extra-lean ground turkey

1 bag BirdsEye Steamfresh peas, steamed in microwave

3 small cans of tomato sauce

1 can low-sodium vegetable stock

1 can low-sodium chicken stock

1 box of penne pasta (whole-wheat if you’re family will eat it)

Salt

Pepper

Cumin

Oregano

Rosemary

Paprika

Celery Seeds

Garlic Salt

Instructions:

Brown the turkey with all of the listed herbs and spices.  I didn’t list an amount for each of them because I just added what I felt like adding…that’s how I roll!  Once the turkey is browned, remove it from the pot and saute the onions, garlic and carrots until they are caramelized.  Next, add the squash and zucchini and let them caramelize.  Next, add the remaining ingredients including the turkey and excluding the peas and pasta and let it simmer for 20 minutes.  Once it’s done simmering, add the peas and pasta and voila…dinner served.  We sprinkled some 2% shredded mozzarella on ours!  Also, I served ours with a yummy french loaf of bread!

My kids ate it up and asked for seconds, veggies and all!  For those wanting some spice, I added Tabasco to mine!  Yummmm!!!  And there were enough leftovers to freeze for later because it makes a huge pot!

Disclaimer: If you’re Bobby Flay or Melissa d’Arabian from the Food Network, please don’t criticize my skills!  I cook to taste and my family loves it!

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