16 Super Soup Recipes to Use Up Leftover Turkey
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16 Super Soup Recipes to Use Up Leftover Turkey

You won’t find any ground turkey here. Nope, these soups are all about using up the last of that outrageously good turkey you made on Thanksgiving. A steaming bowlful of these 16 soups is the perfect remedy for chilly nights and the hectic holiday season. Interested in simmering these up year-round? Simply reach for a rotisserie chicken instead.

1. Turkey Chili With Apple-Cheddar Beer Bread: Nothing takes the chill off like a hearty chili. (via The Whole Bite)

2. Homestyle Turkey Soup: Noodle soup is a classic comfort. Be warned, though. It’s hard to go back to canned after you dip your spoon into this homemade version. (via Virtually Homemade)

3. Turkey Vegetable Kale Soup: Packed with a colorful selection of veggies and rice, you’ll love that it takes less than an hour to get this fantastic soup on the table. (via Health Dish)

4. Thanksgiving Turkey Gumbo: Simmer up a pot of this rich, smokey gumbo to bring the feeling of the Big Easy into your home. Might we recommend frying up a few beignets for dessert? (via Camille Styles)

5. Turkey Mulligatawny Soup: Brimming with spices, each bowl of this creamy coconut soup is a delight for the senses. At the same time, lentils and turkey pack in a healthy dose of protein, making it completely satisfying. (via Tasty Turkey)

6. Turkey Ramen Bowls: You won’t find any salty soup packets here. Nope, this is a homemade ramen that won’t leave you bloated. That’s the last thing we need in the days following a big holiday meal, right? (via Savory Nothings)

7. Turkey Posole: You’ll love having this crowd-pleasing, low-fuss posole recipe in your back pocket. (via Bon Appétit)

8. Turkey Pot Pie Soup: The real star of this creamy soup is the pile of homemade biscuit croutons on top. Their cheesy goodness is kind of hard to compete with. (via Cooking and Beer)

9. Fall Turkey Thai Soup: Toss all the ingredients into your slow cooker before you head off to the office or the mall for some holiday shopping. You’ll love returning home to the scent of coconut and ginger perfuming the air. (via The Skinny Fork)

10. Asian-Style Turkey and Cabbage Noodle Soup: Chewy udon noodles give each boldly flavored bowlful an irresistible texture. (via Canadian Living)

11. Creamy Poblano and Turkey Soup: This might be the ultimate, unexpected way to use up your holiday leftovers. Mashed potatoes are stirred into the pot along with the requisite turkey. (via A Spicy Perspective)

12. Skinny Turkey and Wild Rice Soup: Put the odd carrot, onion and celery stalk crowding your veggie crisper to use in this surprisingly skinny soup. (via The Skinny Fork)

13. Turkey Chili: Packed with tons of spices, this chili brings the heat in a big way. (via Kitchen Konfidence)

14. Turkey Tom Yum Soup: This turkey tom yum is a snap to prepare, and even better than most found at your local takeout joint. Go ahead and retire those menus now. (via Tasty Turkey)

15. Turkey Tortilla Soup: The layers of texture found in this soup are sure to keep everyone coming back for more. (via Louise Mellor)

16. Turkey Stock: Brodo is all the rage these days. Transform your turkey carcass into a steamy cupful of bone broth to sip on solo, or use as the base for any number of recipes. (via A Family Feast)

What are your plans for leftover turkey? Soup, sandwiches, something else entirely? Share your favorite ways to put poultry to use below!