Turkey Soups

Turkey Curry Soup

This quick stew from F&W’s Kay Chun is fragrant with curry, lime and herbs. It’s an excellent way to use leftover turkey.

Spicy Turkey Posole

Posole is a hearty Mexican soup or stew made with hominy (dried corn kernels with the hull and germ removed) and pork or poultry. Tim Love finds that the recipe is an excellent way to use up leftover turkey.

Turkey Chili Soup with Hominy

This recipe evolved from a soupy, thin chili that was lacking in texture and flavor. A bit of tomato paste and flour now thickens the broth, while cumin, chile powder and chipotle powder give it a kick of flavor.

Lentil Soup with Smoked Turkey

Simmering the broth with a Parmesan rind gives the soup an even richer taste than sprinkling the cheese on top.

Jewish Turkey-Wonton Soup

This soup is made with David Ansel’s version of kreplach, a Jewish dumpling usually filled with beef. Here, Ansel tweaks the traditional recipe by stuffing delicate wonton wrappers with lots of turkey and chopped vegetables, serving them in a simple turkey broth.

Vegetable Turkey Soup with Cornmeal Noodles

This flavorful broth features springy noodles made with cornmeal.

Turkey and Black-Bean Soup

Ribbons of bright green spinach float in a rich-tasting broth that’s chock-full of turkey, black beans, and bacon. The soup may remind you of chili, and in fact it’s flavored with chili powder, along with cocoa, oregano, and Tabasco sauce.

Escarole Soup with Turkey Meatballs

This comforting soup features tender turkey meatballs.

Turkey Soup with Tarragon Dumplings

Michael Symon uses leftover turkey stock and meat to make this soothing soup. Symon cooks sautéed carrots, parsnips, celery root and onion in the stock, then adds leftover turkey. He also adds dumplings made with flour, eggs, milk, turkey fat and tarragon; the dumplings cook in the simmering soup right before serving.

Spicy Turkey and Quinoa Chili

Adding healthy quinoa to chili makes it extra hearty and filling. Don’t be afraid to make a double batch, as this chili is even better the next day.

Winter Acorn Squash, Turkey and Mushroom Soup

This winter acorn squash stew is perfect for using up all your leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

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