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If you’re the type of person where leftovers just don’t sound appealing, and you want to turn that something old into something new and delicious … this leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Soup is for you.

Stock Ingredients

  • 1 QT Turkey broth (32oz)
  • Leftover turkey meat from Thanksgiving
  • 2-3 celery stalks
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 6-8 cloves garlic
  • Italian herb mix to taste
    (sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil)
  • fresh dill to taste
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • ASS
  • EVOO

Soup Directions

Sauté diced celery, carrot, onion in 1 tbsp EVOO for 5 minutes in a large stock pot. Add broth, chopped garlic, dried herbs, ASS, s+p to the pot. Top up with water to cover ingredients if needed, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 45 – 60 minutes. Add leftover turkey white and dark meat to soup. Add 1 – 2 tbsp fresh chopped dill at the end before serving.


Ladle soup into cup or bowl, chop some fresh dill for garnish.

This soup stock has insane flavor. Starting with rich bone broth and adding the white and dark meat from the turkey, layering in flavor with the garlic and herb mix creates a complex, heart warming, feel good bowl of soup with a completely different flavor profile than Thanksgiving dinner. 

As with all savory dishes, sometimes it tastes even better the next day.  Be sure to make enough to save in the fridge, and reheat as needed.

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