Turkey & Squash Soup

Turkey and Squash Soup

This Southwestern-inspired turkey-and-squash soup gets a little kick from crushed red pepper and some zing from fresh lime juice. You can use leftover turkey or chicken (instead of the cutlets); dice it and add a few minutes before serving. Serve with cornbread.

IngredientsTurkey and Squash Soup 

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, chopped and rinsed1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds butternut squash, (1 small to medium), peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme, or 2 teaspoons dried thyme1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 pound turkey cutlets, cut into 1/2-by-2-inch strips
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

Active 35 m | Ready In 45 m

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add leeks and bell pepper; cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Stir in broth, squash, thyme and cumin; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. 
  2. Add turkey and corn; return to a simmer and cook until the turkey is just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Add lime juice and crushed red pepper. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition information 

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups - Recipe makes 6 servings

Per serving: 231 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 6 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 85 mcg folate; 30 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 12,452 IU vitamin A; 52 mg vitamin C; 84 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 550 mg sodium; 692 mg potassium
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (249% daily value), Vitamin C (87% dv), Iron (22% dv), Folate (21% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat


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