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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
28 mins
total:
48 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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; protein 13.9g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 2.2g; cholesterol 29.6mg; sodium 132.5mg. Full Nutrition
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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. Read More
(12)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
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. Read More
(12)
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. Read More
(4)
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2017
I love this soup! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2017
The chipotle pepper gives it a nice kick. Nice use of the butternut squash. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2019
Delicious! Did a few different things. I cut up chicken breasts and browned. Cooked onion and garlic then added some red bell pepper and the celery to it and cooked a little more. Spiralized the butternut squash and then cut that in smaller pieces approx 1 - 2 inches long. Don't like chipotle or cilantro. Used more regular oregano some basil pepper paprika and cayenne all to taste. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2020
It was... okay Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2020
I made this recipe with several revisions based on what I had in store and it came out delicious! I wont bore you all of my substitutions, but I recommend throwing a little feta cheese on at the end to bring all the flavors together. Read More
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. Read More
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