This is a very hearty, cheesy soup.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Boil turkey in water until tender. Cut up meat, and add back into turkey broth.

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  • Add onions, potatoes, carrots, and celery. Boil until tender.

  • Add frozen vegetables, and cook 15 minutes more.

  • Stir in cream of chicken soup and cubed cheese. Cook over medium-low heat until cheese melts, stirring often.

Nutrition Facts

471.9 calories; 37.1 g protein; 24.6 g carbohydrates; 145.6 mg cholesterol; 1504.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2007
This is a great soup but I did make some minor changes. I had 2 frozen turkey legs that I partially cooked on the stove with the 4 cups of water and some chicken bouillon. While that was cooking I chopped the carrots celery and onion and put them in a crockpot. I added the turkey legs (whole) and the broth and let that cook on high for a few hours. I then cut the meat off the bone and added it back to the crockpot along with frozen corn and a bag of frozen broccoli and cauliflower and some rice. Just before serving I added the can of cream of chicken soup but no cheese. My kids loved it and it is definitely a comfort food type of soup that I will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2006
Perhaps if I had followed the directions more exactly I would have wound up with the "super soup" that everyone else is raving about. Unfortunately I wanted to make a big pot and used over 2 qts of water and my huge leftover turkey. Added 3 cans chicken broth to get some flavor. Then my mistake.. I hate celery so I diced it in my food processor. That was alright but I also diced my carrots and onions in there. End result (after 3 cans cream of chicken / 1 can cream of celery/ half pound of velveeta / half lb cheddar /some parmesan and romano and mounds of seasoning) was basically a slightly cheesy creamy broth with mini chunks of potato and a few veggies. (Oh yeah I ended up using 1 lb mixed frozen and 1 lb green beans.) I doubt I'll do this again I prefer my usual entirely homemade (i.e. no cans of soup and processed cheese!) turkey lentil and barley soup but if I did I promise to follow the recipe!! Thanks anyway. Cheers! Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2007
This is a great soup but I did make some minor changes. I had 2 frozen turkey legs that I partially cooked on the stove with the 4 cups of water and some chicken bouillon. While that was cooking I chopped the carrots celery and onion and put them in a crockpot. I added the turkey legs (whole) and the broth and let that cook on high for a few hours. I then cut the meat off the bone and added it back to the crockpot along with frozen corn and a bag of frozen broccoli and cauliflower and some rice. Just before serving I added the can of cream of chicken soup but no cheese. My kids loved it and it is definitely a comfort food type of soup that I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2007
This is a great soup but I did make some minor changes. I had 2 frozen turkey legs that I partially cooked on the stove with the 4 cups of water and some chicken bouillon. While that was cooking I chopped the carrots celery and onion and put them in a crockpot. I added the turkey legs (whole) and the broth and let that cook on high for a few hours. I then cut the meat off the bone and added it back to the crockpot along with frozen corn and a bag of frozen broccoli and cauliflower and some rice. Just before serving I added the can of cream of chicken soup but no cheese. My kids loved it and it is definitely a comfort food type of soup that I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2004
This is an exceptionally great soup. I generally don't approve of Velveeta but in this case I wouldn't try anything else It is one of my family's favorites especially on a cold winter's night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2006
Ok Ok. This is an absolute awesome recipe!!! Here's what I did to make it even better!! First I poached my turkey. Used 3 turkey thighs filled a big pot with water & a cup of chicken broth waited for the water to boil then put in my diced potatoes cut up veggies & the 3 turkey thighs. Bring water down to a simmer cover with lid and don't touch for 30 mins. I poured the water/chicken broth into a gravy strainer and poured 4 cups of skimmed liquid into my croc pot. Put 1 can each Cream of Chicken & Cheddar soup substitute for cubed cheese & mixed it with a wire whip. Cut my turkey to mouth size bites & put in the croc. Added a half bag of Green Giant frozen mixed veggies set on low for 4 hours. Didn't add the onions for no particular reason will add next time. By far the most tender turkey I have ever had in soup. Incredible. Snowin' like mad here Massachusetts & sittin' back with a hot & hearty soup!!! TY Melody!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2005
I made this soup using left-over turkey and it went over well with my family. I love recipes that let me sneak in vegetables that they normally turn their noses up to like broccoli. The only thing I added was a healthy dose of ground red pepper. Thank you for sharing. On edit: The leftover soup was so thick that I used it for pot pie. I mixed 1 stick butter 1 cup milk and 1 c self-rising flour and poured it over the soup. Baked 350 for 1 hour. It was wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2004
omg is this soup yummy! i made my broth & took meat from a turkey breast carcass. from there i followed the recipe exactly as written except for using fresh (blanched) broccoli & adding 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper. borden's "american singles" processed cheese worked very well. you'll discover this soup is even more delicious when served the next day! thank you melody!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
I highly recommend this soup. It is a fast & easy meal all in itself. I will be making this a lot this winter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2007
I loved this recipe! I got all kinds of raves at work. I did make some changes though: since I made it around thanksgiving I used leftover turkey. Also to use up some leftovers I used leftover gravy instead of one can of soup. Definitely a soup to repeat in our house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2010
This soup was excellent. I made it as recommended and it was delicious. Even my kids 4 3 and 3 liked it....veggies and ALL! They were a little suspicious of the broccoli at first but once they tasted it in the cheesy soup they were sold. My son ate 2 bowls! My husband loved it as well. It is a great soup if you just want some comfort food on a cold day or to use up veggies you have sitting around. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
I didn't use cheese mainly because I forgot to buy it but also because I won't use processed cheese. I had cooked a turkey breast for Thanksgiving so I took some of that meat off and shredded it into the soup. I sprinkled some cheddar on the top. It is so good and it warms up well (probably better without the cheese). Perfect with a half baguette on a cold fall day. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2006
Perhaps if I had followed the directions more exactly I would have wound up with the "super soup" that everyone else is raving about. Unfortunately I wanted to make a big pot and used over 2 qts of water and my huge leftover turkey. Added 3 cans chicken broth to get some flavor. Then my mistake.. I hate celery so I diced it in my food processor. That was alright but I also diced my carrots and onions in there. End result (after 3 cans cream of chicken / 1 can cream of celery/ half pound of velveeta / half lb cheddar /some parmesan and romano and mounds of seasoning) was basically a slightly cheesy creamy broth with mini chunks of potato and a few veggies. (Oh yeah I ended up using 1 lb mixed frozen and 1 lb green beans.) I doubt I'll do this again I prefer my usual entirely homemade (i.e. no cans of soup and processed cheese!) turkey lentil and barley soup but if I did I promise to follow the recipe!! Thanks anyway. Cheers! Read More
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