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Hearty Rainbow Swiss Chard and Spicy Turkey meatball soup

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This was a wonderfully DELISH soup!! I am a huge fan of meatballs inside soups. They bring an extra bold flavor as well as great texture. This soup is quite healthy! Loaded with lots of vitamins and fiber. It’s also a “Gluten Free” soup provided you do not add the “Crown Roll” croutons on the side.. 😉

2 boxes ( gluten free) Chicken stock
1 box Gluten free Tri color rotini
1 bundle Swiss chard
3 large carrots chopped
4 celery stalks chopped
3 large cloves Garlic chopped 1 for turkey mix the other for soup)
2 med onion chopped ( one for turkey mix and the other for soup
1/2 lb lean ground turkey
1 egg beaten
2 tablespoon Smoked paprika
2 teaspoons chili flakes or powder
Salt pepper
Drizzles EVOO

Pre heat oven at 350

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, rice, egg, onion, 1 clove of your garlic, smoked paprika, salt pepper and chili flakes. Mix well and combine all ingredients. Grab a large sheet pan and scoop your meatball mix out with a small ice cream scooper( this makes them all the same size so they cook at the same time. Place in a 350 degree over for 10 mins.
While meatballs are baking, grab a large pot, add EVOO, onion, garlic, celery, carrot, pinch of salt and pepper and cook on med heat for around 3 mins. Stir and add you chicken stock. Once liquid comes to a boil,lower your heat to med low, remove your meatballs from oven and add to your pot, take your Swiss chard, chop ( without stems) and add to your soup. Cover and Simmer soup for about 10 mins just till all the veggies are nice and soft. Next add your pasta( wait till the last 8 to 10 mins of cooking so pasta doesn’t become to soft) once pasta is fully cooked inside your soup. Remove from heat and Ladle up 4 bowls of your soup. Add some freshly grated or shaved parmigiano and fresh chopped parsley to your soup for garnish and flavor.

Cooking time: approx 30 min

Serves 6 peeps

GF,HH,LF,LC

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About wickeddeliciouskate

Avid Recipe writer, cook, Wife and mom of 2 beautiful girls. Writing recipes for any and "all" diets has become a obsessive passion of mine. I am a home-trained cook who was taught very early by my wonderful mother. I wish to full-fill "her" dream and now mine of writing my very own cookbook someday. The passion and inspiration that cooking and writing recipes ( for me) is like no other. It's what I live for and love to do. It's like a high that I would never want to come down from.

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  1. I love this recipe. Elegant, full of flavor, and gluten free. Also, the turkey meatballs are well seasoned and definitely add to the broth!

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  2. I always think soups are boring, but adding a meatball to it would sure make me more interesting. Looks good! 🙂

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