Thanksgiving Leftover Soup #Recipe

Thanksgiving Leftover Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I have cooked Thanksgiving diner for my family and extended family for over 20 years now. When it comes to the Thanksgiving menu, I tend to be fairly traditional. At a bare minimum I make turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and two vegetables. I make a lot because I like leftovers. While I do love the leftovers, hubby doesn’t always like eating the exact same thing for more then one day. I came up with an easy solution this – Thanksgiving Leftover Soup. Here’s how I make it.

Thanksgiving Leftover Soup is so easy to make I really hate to call it a recipe. It’s simply all of your leftovers getting happy in one big pot with a little turkey stock. Here’s how I make it.

Equipment Needed

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  • large cooking pot (I used a 6-quart pot)
  • silicone cooking spoon
  • knife
  • cutting board

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  • 5 lbs mashed potatoes (meaning mashed potatoes made from 5 lbs of fresh potatoes)
  • 1 lb roast turkey
  • 16 oz mixed vegetables
  • 32 oz turkey stock
  • 12 oz jar turkey gravy

Thanksgiving Leftover Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Place the mashed potatoes into a large pot.

Add the turkey stock and turkey gravy and stir well.

Start heating the mixture until the potatoes are softening a bit and it’s starting to look like a potato soup.

Cut the turkey into bite sized pieces while the potatoes are heating.

Add the turkey and vegetables and mix well.

Keep heating over a medium heat until the soup is heated all of the way through.

Serve immediately with some leftover garlic bread.

Thanksgiving Leftover Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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I'm a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I'm a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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  1. I’m always looking for Thanksgiving leftover recipes. I’ve made turkey soup, but haven’t thought of using the mashed potatoes – looks delicious!

  2. I like the way you put that. All the leftovers getting happy in one pot, ha! We always have plenty of leftovers and I’m never sure what to do with them. This sounds like something worth trying!

  3. I love keeping my menu pretty traditional, too. You just have to go with the classics that you know everyone will love! I’ll have to try this soup out this year. 🙂

  4. These thanksgiving leftover soup looks creamy . Converting left over turkey into soup are best idea along with sandwiches and salad. I like that you added mashed potato instead of chopped one making it creamy.

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