Craftscout's Leftover Turkey Soup

"The best part of Thanksgiving: leftovers! :) 2007 update: This is still the best soup I have ever made and the secret really is the sweet potato. This year I saved about a cup of green beans from making the green bean casserole, and added them in to the soup about 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time. Delicious!"
 
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Craftscout's Leftover Turkey Soup created by Parsley
Ready In:
1hr 20mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Chop your veggies and turkey into roughly bite sized pieces.
  • Get a big soup pot and start heating the oil in it over medium high heat. Saute the onion for a few minutes, until transparent.
  • Add the celery, carrot, sweet potato, and turkey. Cook about five minutes.
  • Add seasonings and enough liquid to cover veggies and turkey. This might be a quart or it might not. Bring to a boil and then drop the heat to medium low. Simmer for an hour, checking occasionally to make sure everything stays submerged.

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  1. kelly in TO
    Yum! This was excellent with fresh turkey stock. Recipe #24576. The souop was even better the next day. Thanks, we loved this healthy delicious soup.
     
  2. *Parsley*
    Craftscout's Leftover Turkey Soup Created by *Parsley*
  3. *Parsley*
    Wonderful soup! It's seasoned very nicely and has lots of good veggies in it. I agree that the sweet potato is a must (I used a pretty large one). Don't sub it for a regular potato. I'll be making this when I have leftover chicken as well. Thanx for posting!
     
  4. Razzlledazzlle
    Made it last year after Thanksgiving and this year again and it really is a great and tasty way of "getting rid" of the leftovers.
     
  5. KimRaber
    Very flavorful, easy, and an excellent way to use up leftover chicken! I personally would not change a thing, although I did let the soup simmer a bit longer to reduce the amount of liquid. I used chicken broth for the liquid, not water or stock. My entire family enjoyed this soup (including 3 teenagers).
     

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