Hearty Turkey Minestrone Soup

Let your imagination soar. Mix and match your favorite vegetables, pastas and dried beans to suit your taste.

Diestel product:

1 large Diestel Turkey carcass



1 Large Diestel turkey carcass
1 large onion, large chunks
3 carrots, large chunks
3 celery stalks and leaves, large chunks
3 bay leaves
3 cloves garlic


1 medium potato, cubed
3 medium carrots, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup cabbage, chopped
1 cup green beans, 1″ pieces
1-14.5 oz. can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
2 tsp. dried basil
1 cup squash (zucchini, crookneck, etc.)
1 cup pasta (fusilli, penne)
1-15 oz. can Cannellini (white kidney beans, (rinsed and drained
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated parmesan cheese



break up carcass and place in large pot. Add cold water to just cover, approximately 3 quarts. Add the next 5 ingredients and bring to boil. Reduce heat and, with lid ajar, simmer for 3 to 4 hours. Remove carcass from liquid. Strain broth and cool. Remove turkey from carcass. Degrease broth and discard bones and vegetables.


to broth, add first 8 ingredients and turkey meat. Bring to Boil and cook for 15 minutes. Add squash, pasta and beans. Boil until pasta is tender. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and pass the cheese.

Serves 6-8.