Homemade Turkey Vegetable Soup

This homemade turkey vegetable soup recipe is a very simple and delicious way to use up some of that leftover turkey you’re sure to have from this year’s family feast…

Homemade Turkey Vegetable Soup

I’m always feeling kinda’ fat and lazy right after Thanksgiving. The last thing I want to do is cook another big production meal. It’s time to just hang out and kick back. Right?

Well, with this easy turkey soup recipe I don’t have to put out much effort and I can still serve a wholesome and delicious home-cooked meal in about 30 minutes.

Normally there’s no noodles in this soup recipe. And, honestly, with all the veggies you’re never going to miss noodles. But if you want to add them like I did there’s instructions at the bottom!

Basically you’re just taking your leftover turkey, adding some fresh or leftover veggies, and then a little chicken or vegetable stock, plus some spices – that’s about all you need to create an amazing homemade soup.

Nothing fancy, but so good and very filling.

If you’ve got homemade broth in the freezer use it. The soup will be much better. But for the sake of time and not cooking more than I have to I opted for grocery store broth!

And by the way, you don’t have to wait until you have holiday turkey leftovers – this is a hearty soup recipe you can enjoy anytime. Just a few cups of shredded turkey (or rotisserie chicken!) and you’re good to go.

A classic, soul-warming soup…perfect for a cold winter day. Just kick back, warm your toes in front of a fire with a delicious meal.

Hope you give this one a try. It really is easy. It’s also nutritious and great-tasting and I’m sure everyone you serve it to will love it.

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Homemade Turkey Vegetable Soup
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 celery ribs chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 3 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 potato diced
  • 1 cup green beans
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken stock or 2 1⁄2 quarts turkey stock
  • 1 12 ounce can butter beans, drained
  • 2 cups left over roasted turkey or 2 cups cooked chicken
Instructions
  1. Heat stock pot on medium heat and add the olive oil.
  2. Saute onions and garlic until just transparent -- 5 minutes.
  3. Add celery, cabbage and mushrooms cooking and stirring until soft -- 5 more minutes.
  4. Add potato, green beans, salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme.
  5. Pour in chicken stock and bring to a boil; then turn down to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes.
  6. Add butter beans, and turkey or chicken, cooking just until heated.
  7. Taste for seasoning and serve.

Tips And Tidbits About This homemade turkey vegetable soup Recipe

Ok. I know I said no noodles in this recipe. But some people just feel like they’re not have leftover turkey soup without pasta of some kind. So here ya’ go!

After you add the chicken stock and simmer for 45 minutes. Add in 1 cup macaroni or 1 cup egg noodles. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes.

Now you can add the butter beans and turkey or chicken and continue cooking just until heated.

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