Turkey Minestrone
Turkey Minestrone

INGREDIENTS:
• 2/3 cup chopped onion
• 2 tablespoons of Bella Famiglia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 1/2 pound ground turkey
• 1/2 pound  Locally produced mild Italian sausage links, casings removed
• 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 teaspoon dried basil
• 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Italian stewed tomatoes
• 6 cups chicken broth
• 1 medium zucchini, sliced
• 1 (10 ounce) package Stahl's Frozen vegetables
• 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
• 1 1/2 cups cooked elbow La Piana Pasta
• 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 pinch pepper
***VEGETARIAN OPTION: Substitute West Soy's Extra Firm Tofu for turkey or sausage.

DIRECTIONS:
1. In a large kettle over medium heat, sauté onion in oil until tender, about 4 minutes.
2. Add the next six ingredients; cook until meat is no longer pink.
3. Add tomatoes, broth, zucchini and mixed vegetables; cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
4. Add beans, macaroni, vinegar, salt if desired and pepper; simmer for 3-4 minutes or until heated through.