Quick Fix for 2

Homemade soup can be fast, easy treat

January 22, 2013 

  • Turkey and Vegetable Soup With Bruschetta 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 cup sliced onion 1 cup sliced carrots 2 cups broccoli florets 1 1/2 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 1 1/2 cups water 5 ounces spinach (about 5 cups) 6 ounces roasted turkey, cut into 1/2- to 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup) Salt and fresh ground black pepper BRUSCHETTA: 1 ounce shredded, reduced-fat cheddar cheese (scant 1/4 cup) 2 slices whole-grain French bread HEAT olive oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat and add onion, carrots and broccoli. Saute 5 minutes. Add chicken broth and water. Raise heat, bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes. Lower heat to medium and add spinach and turkey. Simmer 2 minutes or until turkey is warmed through and spinach is wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste. SPRINKLE cheddar cheese on bread slices and toast in toaster oven or under a broiler. Serve with soup. Yield: 2 servings PER SERVING: 361 calories, 10 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 79 mg cholesterol, 38 g protein, 31 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 8 g sugars, 777 mg sodium.

Homemade soup is a refreshing treat. Use a food processor to cut the vegetables and some leftover turkey or store-bought roasted turkey to make this soup in less than 20 minutes. Make double and use the next day or freeze for another quick meal.

Helpful hints

• Smoked deli turkey can be used.

• Use peeled baby carrots to save time.

• Most washed, ready-to-eat spinach comes in 10-ounce bags. A simple way to measure the spinach for this recipe is to use half a bag.

• Cut French bread on a diagonal to make long oval slices.


• Start soup.

• Make bruschetta.

• Complete soup.

Shopping list

1 small package peeled baby carrots, 1 small package broccoli florets, 1 bag washed, ready-to-eat spinach, 1 small package reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese, 6 ounces roasted turkey and 1 whole grain French bread.

Staples: Onion, olive oil, fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth, salt and black peppercorns.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Gassenheimer: dinnerinminutes.com

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Turkey and Vegetable Soup

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