Italian Turkey and Sausage Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 6 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 cup baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups diced cooked turkey
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, basil and fennel seeds and sauté 5 minutes.
  3. Add broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover pot and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Add zucchini, carrots and celery; simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Add spinach, sausage and turkey and cook until heated through, 3-5 minutes.
  6. Just before serving, stir in lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Serves 4-6.