Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe
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Turkey Tortilla Soup

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"Leftover turkey on hand? Try this soup, it's so good I make it year round with either turkey or chicken meat. Serve with tortilla chips on the side."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Combine chicken stock and tortilla strips in a large pot. Cook over medium heat until strips soften and broth thickens slightly. Stir in green and red enchilada sauces and cumin. Stir in turkey and half-and-half; heat through but do not boil.
  2. Divide soup among four bowls and garnish with diced tomato, jalapeno, avocado and cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 30, 2006

This is an awesome recipe! I followed the advice of others and started with olive oil, onion and garlic. I then threw in a can of tomatoes with chopped jalopeno's, a can of black beans and a can of corn. The soup is wonderful. My sister thought it was fabulous and my coworkers wanted the recipe. Will definitely be making this often.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 27, 2006

this receipe was so timely, right after the Thanksgiving celebration. I added a number of ingredients that I thought really added to the flavor. Simmered turkey bones w/generous chunks of meat with the enchilda sauce. Meanwhile, saute 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1/2 c chopped celery, 1 red pepper, then added to the broth. Add 1 c. frozen corn; salt & pepper to taste. Heat then add half n-half & 1/2 c. sour cream; heat slightly. Right before serving, add 2 minced cloves garlic, chopped cilantro & chopped green onion.

Sep 14, 2006

This soup is excellent. You can use leftover turkey or chicken. I fry the tortilla strips and place them on top of the soup to give it an extra crunch.

Oct 09, 2003

I tried this recipe with my leftover Christmas Turkey. Everyone fell in love with this soup even those who don't care for spicy foods! I had so many requests that I had to make it again for New Years Eve. This recipe will definitely be added to my families Holiday Favorites cookbook.

Nov 30, 2008

I just made this soup and am eating it as I write this review! It is really good--nice and spicey. I did make a few changes... I left out the half & half to save on calories. I then added another can of chicken broth, a small can of green chilis & frozen corn. The soup was plenty thick with the corn tortillas. Oh, I also added the jalapenos and cup of tomatoes to the mix, rather than adding it after serving. Great use of leftover turkey! UPDATE: 11/30/2008. I made this soup again tonight (Thanksgiving leftovers again!). I added an entire box of chicken broth, one diced jalapeno, and a can of rotel tomatoes, and left out the half and half. I also added a cup of frozen corn. We topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, and avocado slices. I'm pretty sure the corn tortillas are supposed to be mushy, otherwise the recipe would have you add them just before serving. They serve to thicken the soup and add flavor. My husband and 7 year old had seconds--they love it!

Oct 09, 2003

We have made this soup several times and it is a hit every time. Extremely easy and very delicous.

Dec 29, 2005

This soup is awesome! My daughter-in-law makes a huge pot of it every Christmas and serves it with piping hot cornbread. Heaven in a bowl!

Feb 17, 2003

My tortilla pieces got soggy. Something was definitely missing. I didn't like it but my husband did. He'll eat anything though.


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  • Calories
  • 748 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 138 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 45 g
  • 69%
  • Fiber
  • 9.5 g
  • 38%
  • Protein
  • 38 g
  • 76%
  • Sodium
  • 952 mg
  • 38%

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

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