Be creative with your holiday leftovers--there's more to after-Thanksgiving eating than cold turkey sandwiches. This simple turkey soup is loaded with cannellini beans, which add protein and fiber without adding calories. Enjoy this soup any time of the year by making our Herb-Roasted Turkey & Vegetables (see associated recipe), which makes enough for a meal as well as this soup.

Diabetic Living Magazine
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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add leeks and garlic; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until leeks are tender, stirring occasionally.

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  • Meanwhile, cut carrots and any large potato pieces in the reserved vegetables in half. Add reserved vegetables, chicken broth, water, cannellini beans and sweet pepper to the leek mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Cut reserved turkey into cubes. Add turkey to soup; heat through. If desired, garnish individual servings with fresh herbs.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 23g; carbohydrates 21g; dietary fiber 5g; fat 3g; cholesterol 39mg; sodium 542mg.
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