Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ravioli Soup

Everyone seems to love eating soup in the Fall and Winter, except me, but this year is going to be different. I'm branching out and trying new things. My mom gave me her recipe for Ravioli Soup, so I made it this weekend, with a couple small changes since I didn't have all the ingredients on hand (and I just went grocery shopping last night! don't you hate that?!). Here's the recipe:

Ravioli Soup

4 cans beef or chicken broth (or you can use 2 of each, like my mom and I do)
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 large onion, or 1 medium onion, minced
2-3 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 lb ground turkey
28 oz diced tomatoes (I used 2 small cans that were 15 oz each, and I prefer petite diced, so that there are no huge chunks)
1 can white beans of your choice (which I didn't not have on hand)
1 bag beef ravioli
1/2 package frozen chopped spinach
Parmesan cheese, optional

Saute carrots, garlic and onion in olive oil until lightly browned. Remove from frying pan and put in soup pot. Add broth to veggies. Brown ground turkey in frying pan, add to soup pot. Add tomatoes, spinach and beans and heat until simmering. Add about 20 ravioli to the soup (more or less, depending on your preference). Cook until ravioli are tender. Garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!


  1. Is this the soup made famous by Hannah's labor? For some reason I'm thinking that was your mom's recipe and my midwife always talks about it and calls it the birthday soup. I could be wrong.

    I generally avoid soups w/ beans, but perhaps I'll try this!!!

  2. Yes, this is the infamous "birthday soup"! I meant to mention that in the post, but forgot. I didn't use the beans, and I didn't miss them! It could use some bouillon for extra flavor, in my opinion, but otherwise, it's pretty good!