Turkey Soup Recipes

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Homemade Turkey Soup

Rating: Unrated
This recipe comes from a number of years of playing in the kitchen. I find that the addition of beef stock to the recipe adds depth to a usually bland soup. Any type of pasta can be used.

Turkey Posole

Rating: Unrated
An authentic rural Mexican dish usually prepared with pork, posole is traditionally eaten at New Year's. This version is a great way to unload those turkey leftovers! Garnish with crisp tortilla chips, shredded green cabbage, and a squeeze of lime.
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Lemon Turkey Soup

Rating: Unrated
A wonderful, light soup perfect for the post-holiday turkey leftovers. The lemon in this recipe makes your palate zing, and it is so friendly on the waist-line when you need a 'light' meal after the heaviness of the holidays. Enjoy!

Butternut Squash Noodle Soup with Turkey

Rating: Unrated
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.

Turkey with Dumplings Soup

Rating: Unrated
This soup is a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers. My husband and I love dumplings, and this mild-tasting, homey dish has flavorful dumplings floating on a tasty turkey and vegetable stew. It really hits the spot on chilly fall and winter days.

Instant Pot® Turkey Soup

Rating: Unrated
Leftover turkey and a few pantry staples make this a quick meal. Ready in under an hour, sooner if your broth is room temperature.

Thanksgiving Turkey Congee

Rating: Unrated
My dad used to make huge Thanksgiving dinners, and the morning after, we would be treated to delicious turkey congee. Congee is a Chinese rice porridge traditionally eaten for breakfast or brunch, but I personally eat it any time. It is also very good for digestion and has excellent health benefits. Although I've been having congee since I was a baby, it remains for me the ultimate comfort food.

"The Day After" Turkey Soup

Rating: Unrated
This is a family favorite and nobody knows how easy it is to make! I love that it's gluten-free!

Mexican Turkey Soup

Rating: Unrated
A quick, spicy soup for all that leftover turkey! Adjust the heat to your taste. This version is medium/hot.

Turkey Matzo Ball Soup

Rating: Unrated
Soup is always an obvious choice for leftover turkey. And while I'm pleased with my matzo ball skills, I'm not sure how truly authentic these are, although mine are quite light and tender.

Turkey Carcass Soup

Rating: Unrated
A great way to not waste a single bite of turkey. This is a delicious soup and one of my favorites. If you want to freeze some, leave out the potatoes.

Classic Turkey and Rice Soup

Rating: Unrated
Is there anything as warm as a bowl of soup made with the leftovers of a meal that you shared with your family?

Inspiration and Ideas

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Southwestern Turkey Soup

Rating: Unrated
"Loved it—made a second batch right away. This will be my go-to recipe for leftover chicken also." – dlpal

Split Pea Smoked Turkey Soup

Rating: Unrated

For those who don't like pork. This has a nice smoked flavor when you use a smoked turkey leg.