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turkey tortilla soup

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sherry Blizzard
Piney Flats, TN

You NEED this recipe after consuming any holiday turkey. I've made this delicious, hearty, crowd-pleasing soup for over 16 years. It only asks for 2 cups of your leftover chopped turkey. You will never cook a bird again without reserving turkey for this soup... GUARANTEED!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Quick and easy, this turkey tortilla soup recipe is a tasty way to use turkey leftovers. It seems like a lot of chilies but trust us... it works and adds so much flavor. Depending on the taco seasoning you use, you may have to add a bit more salt. This simple soup is warm and comforting. Topping with tortilla chips and cheese is yummy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For turkey tortilla soup

  • 1 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    onions, chopped
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 6 c
    chicken broth
  • 2 c
    turkey, diced
  • 28 oz
    green chile, diced or 4-7 oz cans chopped
  • 16 oz
    tomatoes, diced
  • 10 oz
    corn, frozen
  • 1/3 c
    cilantro, diced
  • 1/2 c
    Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 pkg
    tortilla chips, enough to top each bowl

How To Make turkey tortilla soup

  • Onions sauteeing in a Dutch oven.
    In a 5 qt. saucepan, over medium heat, saute onion in oil 3-4 minutes or until soft.
  • Green chiles added to the Dutch oven.
    Stir in chile, cook 1 minute. (If you can get fresh or frozen green chile that is best. If not, use four 7 oz cans of chopped.)
  • Tomatoes added to the pot.
    Add tomatoes.
  • Pouring in taco seasoning packet.
    Stir in taco seasoning packet.
  • Turkey added to the pot.
    Add turkey.
  • Pouring broth into the Dutch oven.
    Add broth.
  • Adding corn to the tortilla soup.
    Add corn.
  • Tortilla soup simmering on the stove.
    Reduce heat to simmer until soup is hot and bubbly.
  • Adding cilantro to the tortilla soup.
    Add cilantro.
  • Turkey Tortilla Soup on a ladle.
    To serve, spoon soup into bowls. Top with tortilla chips and grated cheese.