Southwestern Turkey Soup

Martha Christian


I used this recipe for leftover Thanksgiving turkey. You can also add black beans, pinto beans or any type of bean you would like. You can also add more vegetables if preferred. Great on a cold winter day.

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
30 Min
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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Wow, when you are tired of plain turkey leftovers during the holidays this is a great soup to warm you up. It's easy to make and full of southwest flavor. I love the hint of lime mixed with the cilantro and chilies. You may want to consider doubling the recipe. This will be gobbled up by your family!


1 1/2 c
shredded cooked turkey
4 c
vegetable broth
1 can(s)
whole peeled tomatoes, 28 oz
1 can(s)
chopped green chiles, 4 oz
onion, chopped
2 clove
garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp
lime juice
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste
avocado; peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 tsp
dried cilantro
shredded Montery Jack cheese


1In a large pot over medium heat, combine turkey, broth, canned tomatoes, green chiles, onion, garlic, and lime juice.
2Season with cayenne, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
3Stir in avocado and cilantro.
4Simmer another 15 to 20 minutes, until slightly thickened.
5Spoon into serving bowls; top with shredded cheese.


About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Turkey Soups
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Turkey