Leftover Turkey Minestrone

Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal


Another older recipe dug up from my files 2009.
I always make turkey soup day after thanksgiving, Heres a nice change for Your leftovers.

Change the taste of that leftover turkey and veggies! Very easy, very comforting!


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15 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
  • 11/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 14 oz
    turkey stock
  • 1 can(s)
    14oz can diced tomatoes w/basil,garlic & oregano
  • 1 can(s)
    cannelini beans or kidney
  • 1 c
    cubed eggplant
  • 1/2 c
    ditalini pasta
  • 1 tsp
    crushed fennel seeds-crush in baggie.
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 c
    cooked cubed turkey
  • 2 c
    cooked vegetables (leftovers are great)
  • ·
    chopped fresh parsley
  • ·
    shredded parmesan cheese

How to Make Leftover Turkey Minestrone


  1. In a large pot, heat oil over med heat. Add onion, cook till tender about ten minutes. Adding in eggplant for a few minute to soften and brown slightly.
    Add broth, tomatoes in there juice, beans,pasta, fennel and pepper.

    Bring mixture to boil, reduce heat to med-low, cover and cook till pasta almost tender about 12min.
    Add turkey and cooked veggies last 5min. Stir in fresh parsley.
    Serve topped with fresh parmesan and toasted bread for dipping.

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About Leftover Turkey Minestrone

Course/Dish: Turkey Soups
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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