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Next Day Turkey Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Next Day Turkey Soup

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"This delicious turkey soup with green beans and sweet potato is a delicious way to use leftover turkey meat, and it's ready in less than an hour."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a large soup pot, heat garlic in the olive oil. Allow to brown slightly and add onion, carrot and celery. Cover; sweat over medium-low heat until softened, 7 or 8 minutes. Add the chopped sage to the soup pot along with the broth and the bay leaf. Bring to a simmer. When simmering, add the green beans, sweet potato and pasta to the soup. Bring it back up to a simmer; lower heat and cook for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and pasta is cooked. Stir in turkey. Turn the heat off. Cover, and allow to sit and steam for 5 to 7 minutes.
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  • Tips: 3 cups leftover cooked Thanksgiving side vegetables can be used in place of the fresh vegetables.
  • Recipe created by Michael Chiarello for Progresso. Copyright 2010 Michael Chiarello.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2010

It was delicious, except I felt like it was lacking a flavor. Instead of using sweet potato I used Russet so that might be it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 30, 2014

Pretty good soup. I followed the recipe with two minor exceptions: I used about 1.5 cups (instead of 1/2 cup) of Skinners Wide Egg Noodles as the pasta, and I used white meat turkey instead of dark meat. The broth I used was home made turkey broth made from our Thanksgiving turkey carcass. The rub I'd used on my turkey added some flavor to the soup, otherwise I think some rosemary would have been nice. Also would probably be good with wild rice. This will likely become my weekend-after-Thanksgiving staple recipe.

Nov 29, 2010

Yum, I added everything I had in my fridge and pantry; red potato, frozen veggie mix, celery, spinach, lentils, ditilani pasta....turned out great!

Feb 07, 2011

This is the first turkey soup I've ever made that tasted wonderful. I love turkey soup but I usually love OTHER people's turkey soup. Now I love mine! I didn't have the bay leaf or sage leaves so I added thyme, rosemary, basil a touch of poultry seasoning and sat and pepper. Yummers!

Jan 18, 2011

I have made this soup just as the recipe says and it is GREAT. I have also made it with chicken now that the holidays are over and there isn't any left over turkey,and it is just as Great. Will enjoy this all year round.

Dec 14, 2010

This was great, I was really impressed with the way it turned out! Didn't measure, just used left over dark turkey meat and 'scrapes' that I had brined and soup turned out very hearty. I think the biggest change is I used white potatoes instead of the sweet potatoes and used Ditalini pasta instead of the ultra micro kind. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

Dec 08, 2010

My picky toddlers had mixed responses to this, but my husband and I both loved this recipe! Great mix of veggies, turkey and noodles, and relatively quick to make. I did end up adding a bit of salt and pepper at the end and then it was perfect.

Dec 01, 2010

This Turkey soup was just what we needed a couple of days after Thanksgiving! I used our leftover turkey and it hit the spot! I highly recommend this Thanksgiving soup to anyone whose tired of turkey sandwiches. I will defiantly use this recipe again.


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  • Calories
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 1162 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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