Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup

Today is Sunday, one of my favorite days of the week. But, I do have a nice splitting headache to go along with the relaxation....but, I wanted to get my regular Sunday post out before I go lay down on the couch (hopefully).

Yesterday was spent doing a zillion things around the house, with the little man always on my heels. Laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc. You know the drill.

I started the day off with a snack, I'm certain well before it was designated "snack time"....but it sounded wonderful, therefore I indulged. Did anyone else's mom or dad used to make up the snack of graham crackers filled with chocolate frosting? I remember my mom making this after school sometimes.


But, yesterday, I sandwiched my graham crackers with Nutella. Yum.

Then I got started on a big batch of soup. A rendition of my Beef Vegetable Soup, only a little healthier and made with ground turkey. You can't tell the difference, trust me.


Turkey Vegetable Soup
1 bottle V-8, low sodium
1 small can beef stock
1 carrot, diced
2 cups green beans
1 can diced tomatoes
3 red potatoes, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb. ground turkey, cooked
1 T. beef bouillon granules
1 t. garlic powder
salt/pepper

Cook turkey and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place in a slow cooker. Add all other ingredients to the slow cooker and stir. Place on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Stir halfway through to check and see if the potatoes and carrots are tender. Once they are, it is done!

Couldn't be easier, don't you love slow cooker soups?

I also had some leftover batter in the fridge from my cinnamon sugar donut muffins the other day, just enough for 3, so I also baked them up. But, guess what happened?


The 90% of the time sweet loving golden retriever who usually minds her own business, placed her lovely paws on my kitchen island while I was changing the little man's diaper and scarfed ALL 3 DOWN.

I had even covered these in powdered sugar to try out. Now, I'll never know how they tasted. Hope she liked them. This episode reminds me of the Apple Bar Saga....anyone remember that?

7 comments:

  1. I am not a huge fan of Sundays, because I know Mondays are just around the corner - LOL!

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  2. Yeah my dalmatian steals food off the counter all the time! SO FRUSTRATING. I love anything in a slowcooker... That soup looks amazing!

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  3. Sounds like something my puppy would do! I'll take the snack and soup that are left for sure though :) Hope your headache went away quickly and you had a relaxing Monday as well!

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  4. OMG, that is hilarious the dog got them! It reminds me of a story of my mom's friend who had just come home from the grocery store. Was putting away groceries - and started to bake cookies or something - but could not find the butter she just bought.

    It was on the receipt, but where was it? The next day, she found the butter cardboard container in a corner, and over the next couple days every time the dog pooped, some of the butter wrapper came with it - yep, her dog ate a pound of butter!

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  5. Oh man-thats too bad the dog got those yummy looking muffins!!

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  6. Yeah my dalmatian steals food off the counter all the time! SO FRUSTRATING. I love anything in a slowcooker... That soup looks amazing!

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  7. I am not a huge fan of Sundays, because I know Mondays are just around the corner - LOL!

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