Cold weather = comfort food.
Am I right? Warm soups are a hit in my house. There’s nothing like a warm meal while the weather outside is freezing.
This delicious recipe came about a little by accident. It was freezing rain outside, and I had meant to get to the grocery store before the weather got too bad, but just didn’t make it. I’m not the best at scrounging through my pantry and pulling a recipe together from scratch. I really wish I were, you people who can do that are geniuses. Anyway, I knew I wanted to make a soup for the family, so I just took a leap of faith and went with it.
And thus my potato & turkey soup was born.
1 T olive oil
1 small onion diced
3 garlic cloves
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste
48 oz fat free chicken broth
3-4 russet baking potatoes (diced. Peeling optional)
shredded cheddar cheese
Heat oil in large pot, add garlic and onions and sauté about 5 minutes.
Add turkey, breaking apart and cooking till white.
Add all spices and mix well (at 1 tsp each of chili powder and red pepper flakes, this does make it a bit spicy. Use less for less spice)
Add broth and diced potatoes, and bring to boil.
Drop heat to low, and cover to simmer for 30 minutes. The longer it simmers, the softer the potatoes become.
In a blender, add cream cheese and about 2 cups of soup & blend well, then pour mixture back in the soup.
Mix well, and continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes on low.
Serve with preferred toppings.
According to MyFitnessPal.com:
Servings approximately 10
Calories per serving 352 (not including optional toppings)
Pair with a salad or other fresh veggies and a loaf of garlic bread, and you’re family will love you.
If you like this, you’ll probably enjoy my other easy recipes too. I like to keep ’em simple so anyone can make them!