Turkey, Bean, Kale and Pasta Soup

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

40 min

Makes

6 servings

Turkey, Bean, Kale and Pasta Soup

Photo: Roberto Caruso

The mini star pasta in this warm and satisfying soup will charm kids instantly. If you can't find stelline, try orzo, Israeli couscous or alphabet pasta.


Ingredients

  • 300 g turkey sausage , casings removed
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp ground chili powder
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup star-shaped pasta , (such as steliine)
  • 1 540-mL can black-eyed peas , or navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups packed chopped kale
  • 2 tbsp lime juice , optional

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot over medium. Crumble in sausage meat. Cook, using a wooden spoon to break up meat, until no pink remains, 4 to 5 min. Stir in onion, garlic, tomato paste and chili powder. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to soften, 2 to 3 min.
  • Add water, broth and pasta. Boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is almost tender, about 5 min. Stir in beans and kale. Gently boil until kale wilts, 2 to 3 more min. Remove from heat. Stir in lime juice before serving.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 253,
  • Protein
  • 20 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33 g,
  • Fat
  • 5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 893 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November 2015 issue, this recipe has a triple-tested guarantee from the Chatelaine Kitchen. Photo: Roberto Caruso.