Turkey Chickpea and Pasta Soup

    40 min

    This is a wholesome and hearty soup, which is perfect for the cold winter months. Turkey mince is simmered with pasta, chickpeas and kale in a seasoned chicken stock.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g wholewheat pasta shells
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 450g minced turkey
    • 160g chopped onion
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
    • 1.2 litres chicken stock
    • 175ml water
    • 1 (410g) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • 85g tomato puree
    • 135g roughly chopped kale
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Stir in the pasta and return to the boil. Boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 12-15 minutes. Drain well.
    2. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot; add turkey, onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat until meat browns and onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in sage and rosemary and cook for about 1 minute, do not allow herbs to brown. Pour the stock and water into the pot along with the chickpeas and tomato puree. Bring to the boil and add kale. Simmer until kale softens, about 5 minutes. Season soup with salt and pepper.
    3. To serve, place a serving of cooked pasta in the bottom of a soup bowl and ladle hot soup over.

    Cook's note

    Dried herbs can be substituted for the fresh, just use half as much.

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    The flavour is good, but whoa nelly, the pasta pushes the soup over the edge (in terms of heartiness)! I would use less pasta or perhaps none at all. I also threw in some chopped cilantro and a few tbsp of cooked lentils that I had left over from another dish.  -  27 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious, esp. with the fresh herbs. Instead of the pasta I added cooked quinoa for a little extra protein and whole grain nutrition - excellent.  -  14 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a delicious soup that's comforting on a chilly night and super easy to prepare. I used leftover T-giving turkey, veg broth (it's what I always have on hand), and leftover pumpkin puree instead of tomato paste (I thought it would go better with the rosemary and sage). I also omitted the pasta. The only thing I'd change in the future is to add more kale. This will be my go-to turkey soup recipe during the holidays!  -  02 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)