Saturday, February 22, 2014

Simple and Delish!

As I started to prepare dinner last night with the defrosted ground turkey and looking at what else I had, my thought was...what do I make with ground turkey and cauliflower? What kind of combination is that? I didn't meal plan for the night so I was seriously clueless what to make with this combo! Well, when in doubt lately, I typically make some sort of soup...and believe it or not, I actually came up with one of my favorite recipes to date! I was doubtful the whole time I was making it...but it was definitely delish!  It is a broccoli cheddar soup variation packed with protein and veggies.  It's made with ground turkey and additional vegetables, no cream and light on the cheese to make it lower in calories than the standard broccoli cheddar soup! 

Turkey Broccoli Cheddar Soup 
1 package ground turkey (1.3 lbs)
1 10.5 oz package frozen broccoli 
1 cup chopped cauliflower 
1 cup chopped carrots 
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
1 teaspoon basil
4 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups milk 
5 oz grated cheddar cheese 

Cook ground turkey with onion powder and garlic powder.
Drain fat. 
Add chicken broth, basil and vegetables, bring to a boil for about 20 minutes until veggies are soft (by this time most of the liquid has absorbed). 
Add milk and cheese, mix together, remove pot from heat and let cheese melt, stirring a few times. 

That's it!  It was so good! Wish I made a double batch to get through the weekend! :)

Simple and favorite cooking combination!

~Erin Leigh

1 comment:

  1. gotta love when it turns out yummy :) Adding to the menu for sure! Thanks for linking to Turn it up Tuesday!