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Tuscan Smoked Turkey-Bean Soup

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"Num-Yummy!! This soup is delicious and uses turkey instead of ham which really cuts the fat and calories. We always keep a container in the freezer for those go-to meals on the quick."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    12 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place the beans into a large bowl, fill the bowl with water, and cover the bowl with a cloth. Allow to soak overnight. Drain and rinse the beans.
  2. Place the soaked beans, turkey legs, onion, and bay leaves into a large soup pot, cover with water, then bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 3 hours. Remove bay leaves, and discard. Remove the turkey legs from the broth, separate the meat from the bones and tendons, and return the meat to the broth. Stir in celery, carrots, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper; simmer until the celery and carrots are tender, about 1 hour. Serve in bowls and sprinkle each serving with about 1 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 25, 2011

awesome - added about 2 tsp. thyme and tarragon Update: have made this 3 tims and doubled each time as my daughter and family love it. Freezes well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 06, 2012

I did not care for this. Although made according to the directions [exactly] 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning is way too much and is the only thing you can taste. I don't know if the writer made a typo, but I suggest if you try to make this cut the seasoning way back. I will make it again, but skip the seasoning altogether and use a bit of my favorites.

Nov 18, 2010

This was really, really good. The smokey flavor of the turkey legs made this a very hearty soup on a cold night. Served it with garlic bread and a tossed salad. Next time I will add chicken broth as added liquid while it is cooking instead of water. I also did not add any salt as the smoked turkey added enough saltiness.

Jan 09, 2012

I am hestitant to try recipes that have few reviews, but this one sounded very good to me and I am so glad that I took the chance. My husband and I both loved this soup! Since I wanted to make it right away I didn't soak the beans overnight. Instead I rinsed the beans and covered with water and brought to a boil. I let them boil for 2 minutes and then turned off the heat and left them covered for 1 hr. I then strained the beans and added fresh water. I couldn't find "smoked" turkey legs, so I bought the fresh legs that were available. I made a sauce out of Lea & Perrins white wine sauce for Chicken, a few drops of liquid smoke, and a pinch of Italian seasoning. We grilled the turkey legs on the bbq coated with the sauce first. After a about 20 minutes I added the legs to the beans. I also added one can of chicken broth and didn't use as much water. Will make this soup many times!

Feb 01, 2011

I used vegetable broth instead of water and turkey kielbasa instead of turkey legs added garlic salt. Very tasty!

Dec 30, 2010

I'm glad I only used one smoked turkey leg. It was plenty meaty. This was a good soup for a cold night. I did up the seasoning, add garlic and add some red pepper flakes for a little kick. Topped with fresh parsley too. None of my kids liked it. :(

Apr 04, 2015

I loved this soup! I used home made chicken stock to cook the beans in after they soaked in water overnight- I also used mixed beans- pinto and great northern. I also just used 1 smoked turkey leg and that was plenty! I also used rotel tomatoes, garlic powder and some red pepper flakes.I used somewhat less than 2 Tb. of italian seasoning- but I think this is what helps MAKE this soup! I think this is the best bean soup I have ever made!My husband agrees:) We do love our dried beans- I think this is so much better than using ham- saw the smoked turkey legs and wings at the store and bought them for either greens or beans. This recipe is awesome!! Thanks for posting!!


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  • Calories
  • 454 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.8 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 14 g
  • 56%
  • Protein
  • 40.1 g
  • 80%
  • Sodium
  • 939 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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