This Super Easy Turkey Soup Recipe is how I use up leftover turkey. Not only is this soup delicious and nourishing, it freezer really well. BONUS: you can use this exact recipe to make Homemade Chicken Soup.
When life gets super busy, Easy Soup Recipes can be your savior!
This morning I woke up from the most restful night’s sleep – I think I got a good 9 hours last night, and I woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 6 AM.
I stretched leisurely and got out of bed to find a fresh pot of coffee waiting for me.
By 8 AM I had finished my morning five mile run, a 45 minute session of yoga, and was able to get my daughter ready and off to school.
Of course, I had packed her an organic salad for lunch, plus those cute little sandwiches cut like flowers.
While I was packing lunches and getting ready for work, my husband made me a scrumptious breakfast of fresh fruit and poached eggs...
<<RECORD SCRATCH....HYSTERICAL LAUGHING>>😐
Sigh. In my dreams, this is how my morning went.
Is anyone else running around like a crazy person getting ready for the next part of the rest of the holiday season?
Just when the kitchen is cleaned up from the Thanksgiving feast, it's time to put up the Christmas tree, string the lights, and shop 'til you drop. 🎄🎁☃️
Plus, on top of all the extra things you need to get done in the next few weeks, you still have to go to work, get dinner on the table, keep up with the kids and housework, and somehow still get your workout in.
I do have good news though!
One: God made wine. Well technically, I think it might have been Jesus but who's keeping track?
And two: I have the easiest ever turkey soup recipe.
A big pot of Turkey Soup is just what the doctor ordered
For cold nights after a busy day, when you don't have the energy to make dinner and clean up yet one more time, luckily you have leftovers!!!! 🍗
What to do with Leftover Turkey
The first thing I do after Thanksgiving is to take the leftover turkey carcass and make a giant pot of turkey bone broth (follow my bone broth recipe here).
Then I save the leftover meat from the broth to make this soup.
If you want noodles in your soup you can check out my Easy Drop Noodles.
This turkey soup is the easiest thing you can make with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. You're Welcome!!
Easy Turkey Soup Recipe
- Add the vegetables to a large stock pot along with the olive oil and salt. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and fragrant.
- Add the bone broth, bay leaves and turkey. Bring everything to a boil.
- Reduce heat, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Remove bay leaves. Add fresh parsley and lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.