Transform leftover turkey into a hearty, flavorful soup featuring shredded turkey, white beans, fresh veggies, and herbs—a warm family favorite.
This recipe reimagines post-Thanksgiving turkey with a blend of flavors, including a touch of cayenne pepper for gentle heat.
Unlike heavy holiday meals, this lighter, healthier soup option won't leave you overstuffed.
Leftover turkey can also be used in dishes like Vegetable Frittata or Breakfast Egg Casserole.
Using roasted turkey minimizes food waste, offering protein and vitamins from vegetables and spinach.
Personalize the soup by adding your favorite vegetables or using fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, and basil.
Substitute roasted chicken or ground turkey for leftover turkey if needed.
The recipe allows variations, such as switching beans for wild, brown, or white rice or making the broth creamy with cream cheese.
Key ingredients include olive oil, garlic, onion, leek, carrots, jalapeno, herbs, chicken stock, Parmesan rind, cannellini beans, shredded turkey, baby spinach, and water.
Sauté veggies, season with herbs, add stock and beans, simmer, incorporate turkey and spinach, adjust seasonings, and serve with Parmesan and parsley garnish. Enjoy!