12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2

Using spiralized butternut squash as an alternative to pasta, this soup is loaded with fall flavors and gets its smoky spiciness from ground chipotle. The ideal soup to warm you up on cold winter days. Perfect for using up leftover turkey.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Combine chicken broth, celery, onion, garlic, Mexican oregano, and ground chipotle in a large pot; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat; simmer until vegetables are softened, about 20 minutes.

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  • Stir butternut squash and turkey into the broth mixture; simmer until turkey is heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.

Cook's Notes:

European oregano can be substituted for Mexican oregano if desired. Parsley can be used instead of cilantro.

Use a spiralizer or a vegetable peeler to cut the butternut squash into noodle shapes.

This can easily be converted to a vegetarian recipe by using vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth and eliminating the turkey. You can also substitute chicken for the turkey.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; 2.2 g total fat; 30 mg cholesterol; 132 mg sodium. 13.4 g carbohydrates; 13.9 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2016
I am this soup's biggest fan. It is on our table weekly. Probably one of the most versatile and easiest recipes around you can't screw it up. I've made it using chipotle paste when I was out of ground. I've subbed tofu for the turkey too. I have found that making the broth way ahead of time even freezing it then adding the squash a few minutes before serving really brings out the flavor. I add sliced avocado and it gives the soup a cool smooth touch. I've even added guacamole and never even got arrested. This soup rocks! Thank you for the recipe.
(9)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2016
I am this soup's biggest fan. It is on our table weekly. Probably one of the most versatile and easiest recipes around you can't screw it up. I've made it using chipotle paste when I was out of ground. I've subbed tofu for the turkey too. I have found that making the broth way ahead of time even freezing it then adding the squash a few minutes before serving really brings out the flavor. I add sliced avocado and it gives the soup a cool smooth touch. I've even added guacamole and never even got arrested. This soup rocks! Thank you for the recipe.
(9)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2016
I am this soup's biggest fan. It is on our table weekly. Probably one of the most versatile and easiest recipes around you can't screw it up. I've made it using chipotle paste when I was out of ground. I've subbed tofu for the turkey too. I have found that making the broth way ahead of time even freezing it then adding the squash a few minutes before serving really brings out the flavor. I add sliced avocado and it gives the soup a cool smooth touch. I've even added guacamole and never even got arrested. This soup rocks! Thank you for the recipe.
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2017
This light-tasting soup is a great use for leftover poultry and it comes together quickly from common pantry items. I did not have any turkey so I used chicken. That was my only change to the recipe and I believe in soup turkey and chicken may easily sub for one another. The cilantro garnish is a good idea and it adds a fresh flavor dimension. Thanks for the idea!
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2017
Loved this recipe! I used ground turkey instead of diced turkey and browned it while broth was boiling. Will make this one again.
(2)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2017
I love this soup!
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2017
The chipotle pepper gives it a nice kick. Nice use of the butternut squash.
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2018
I just got a new spiralizer so was looking for new recipes. Since I had left over turkey this was the perfect recipe. And my family all loved it.
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2018
The flavor is perfect! It was very easy to make. I will definitely make this again!