Thanksgiving Turkey Soup


As much as we relish our Thanksgiving meal every year, I look forward to left overs and finding all sorts of creative ways to serve them.  I first made this soup by combining fresh turkey stock with leftover turkey chunks and my scrumptious turkey stuffing.  You can throw this recipe together in less than 5 minutes if by doing the same.  Or make it from scratch by following this easy recipe.


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Thanksgiving Turkey Soup
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Serves: 6-8
  • 2 Tbsp Organic Butter or Olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1lb mushrooms
  • 2 large organic carrots
  • 2 medium organic potatoes
  • 1 parsnip
  • 6 cups organic turkey or chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, cut in pieces or shredded
  • ½ cup cooked chestnuts (optional)
  • ½ cup dried mixed berries (red currant, blueberries, cherry, cranberries)
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh thyme
  • fresh sage
  • fresh ground salt and pepper to taste
  • *Optional -- ½ cup Madeira winne
  1. Heat a large soup pot on medium high to high heat
  2. Add butter and melt (use olive oil if you prefer)
  3. Add onions and garlic and sauté until golden brown.
  4. Add mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, rosemary, thyme and sage and cook until veggies are tender.
  5. Add broth, cooked rice, turkey, dried berries and cooked chestnuts if you are using them and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. *optional -- add ½ cup Madeira wine 5 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve hot garnished with fresh herbs.


About Valerie 

Valerie Remy-Milora is the mother of 3 amazing girls, an author, public speaker, coach and founder of Scrumptious Moms. She is passionate about empowering moms to embrace self care and live a vibrant, joyful life with their loved ones. A health and fitness nut, she is an advocate for chemical-free living, real food and GMO labeling. She believes in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.

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  1. Omg, this looks bomb! I love turkey any time of the year and even though the days have been warm where I live at hot soup is still a welcome sight at this time of the year.

  2. Maria Morais Sarmento says:

    Sounds delicious and it is a perfect way to prepare the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving 😉

  3. alicia szemon says:

    this looks yummy! i should have made this with my leftover turkey!

  4. Jessica D says:

    This is a great idea for leftovers!! Hoping I have enough leftover turkey to make this this year

  5. I love to make soups, I usually make a pot a week. Love trying all different kinds. This one looks good!

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