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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Valerie Remy-Milora


  • 2 Tbsp Organic Butter or Olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb 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
  • 1/2 cup cooked chestnuts optional
  • 1/2 cup dried mixed berries red currant, blueberries, cherry, cranberries
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh thyme
  • fresh sage
  • fresh ground salt and pepper to taste
  • *Optional -- 1/2 cup Madeira winne


  • Heat a large soup pot on medium high to high heat
  • Add butter and melt (use olive oil if you prefer)
  • Add onions and garlic and sauté until golden brown.
  • Add mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, rosemary, thyme and sage and cook until veggies are tender.
  • Add broth, cooked rice, turkey, dried berries and cooked chestnuts if you are using them and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  • *optional -- add 1/2 cup Madeira wine 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve hot garnished with fresh herbs.



  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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