Another thumbs up for this soup! We loved it. I have to admit, though, the thought of pureed turkey kielbasa really grossed me out, so I added the meat after pureeing. Also doubled the garlic and added healthy amounts of Herbes de Provence instead of Italian seasoning (don't have any!).
I made herbed Peasant Bread (found on the BB); with a big salad of greens and veggies, this was a complete and satisfying meal!
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