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Turn Leftover Turkey into Tasty Soups

Fine Cooking Issue 95
Photo: Scott Phillips
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Making broth is the ultimate way to eke every last bit of flavor from your holiday bird. And once you have broth on hand, making turkey soup becomes a snap: Just add diced leftover roast turkey meat and embellish the soup however you want. Or try one of the ideas at below.

Soup ideas

Golden Turkey Broth can be the basis for a variety of soups, like these international inspirations:

  • Southwestern: Sauté some chopped onion, adding ground cumin and chile powder during the last few seconds of cooking. Add broth and diced tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes. Add turkey, corn, and black beans. Season with a squeeze of lime and top each serving with diced avocado.
  • Chinese: Sauté chopped bok choy and sliced shiitake mushrooms. Add broth, turkey, bamboo shoots, and fresh Chinese egg noodles (cooked separately). Season with a dab of chile paste and top each serving with mung bean sprouts.
  • Italian: Sauté chopped kale and garlic until the kale is tender. Add broth, turkey, and white beans. Season with a squeeze of lemon and nestle a poached egg in each bowl.


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