Smoked Turkey and Bean Soup

Total Time
6hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This delicious soup is a great way to use up leftover smoked turkey from Thanksgiving. Freezes well. Prep time does not include time to soak beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place dry beans into a large pot, cover with 2 quarts of water and soak overnight (or at least 8 hours). After soaking, drain water.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots and celery and saute 5-10 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add garlic, rosemary, sage, bay leaves, chili powder and pepper to the vegetables during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  4. Layer the ingredients in CrockPot: add beans, top with turkey, add sauteed vegetables and spices, and finally add the broth.
  5. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Most Helpful

I made this with chicken instead of turkey because it's what I had on hand, plus we added some no-yolk egg noodles. Someone gave me a bag of 15-bean mix and I had no idea what to do with it (we eat tons of beans, but not like that), and this seemed way better than the traditional soups. I don't know how the traditional is, but I really liked this, and the kids who often complain about soup ate two huge bowls each, and asked for a third! Thanks!

Three Kids Make Me Crazy June 06, 2013