Creamy Macaroni Soup

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 26 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 14 ounces canned fired roasted tomatoes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the ground turkey and onion and cook until the turkey is no longer pink. Add in garlic and cook for a minute more.
  2. Stir in salt, pepper, oregano and dried basil.
  3. Pour in chicken stock, spaghetti sauce, and tomatoes, then bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cream cheese until it is completely mixed in and then add 1/2 of the fresh basil.
  5. Pour in the pasta, stir and let cook for another 10 minutes with the lid on or until the pasta is tender.
  6. Spoon into bowls and garnish with additional basil.

Thanks to the original recipe which inspired this recipe.

Creamy Italian Sausage, Gnocchi & Kale

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 oz. kale, chopped
  • 16 oz. potato gnocchi
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, finely shredded

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook and break apart sausage until cooked through (about 6 minutes). 
  2. Drain sausage and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
  3. Over medium heat, in the same pan, add onions and sauté about 4 minutes, or until translucent.
  4. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. 
  5. Stir in chicken broth, milk, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer. 
  6. Add in kale, cover skillet and let steam until wilted (about 2 minutes).
  7. Stir in gnocchi and season with pepper. Cover and cook until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add cream, parmesan and cooked sausage. Serve warm with additional parmesan.

Thanks to the original recipe found here.