Slow Cooker

Turkey Minestrone Soup

with ditalini pasta

Prep & Cook Time: 60+ min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 6)

  • 12 oz. Carrot
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    4 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace Concentrate
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    2 oz. Shaved Parmesan
  • 15½ oz. Kidney Beans
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    6 oz. Ditalini
  • 4 oz. Kale
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 30 oz. Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 24 oz. Ground Turkey

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer
  • 1 Slow Cooker

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel, trim, and cut carrot into 1/2" dice.

    Halve and peel onion. Cut halves into 1/4" dice.

    Combine ground turkey with half the garlic salt (reserve remaining for slow cooker), and 1/4 tsp. pepper.

    [NEED NEW PHOTO, kale and beans moved to later on]

  2. 2

    Cook the Meal

    Place slow cooker liner in slow cooker, if desired. If using an electric pressure cooker, fold top edges in before putting on lid.

    In a clean slow cooker, combine crushed tomatoes, onion, carrot, ground turkey, demi-glace, remaining garlic salt, 1 cup water, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.

    Turn slow cooker on to low heat. Cover, and cook until turkey reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 6-8 hours.

  3. 3

    Cook the Pasta

    After 31/2 hours, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 7-9 minutes.

    While pasta boils, stem kale and coarsely chop and drain and rinse beans in a wire-mesh strainer.

    Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander.

    When 10 minutes are left for slow cooker, stir in pasta, pasta cooking water, chopped kale, and beans.

  4. 4

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping minestrone with Parmesan. Bon appétit!

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