Thanksgiving Leftover Soup Recipe

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Thanksgiving Leftover Soup is an easy way to combine your favorite holiday leftovers. All of the Thanksgiving flavor with all of the comfort of soup!

Thanksgiving Leftover Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Thanksgiving Leftover Soup

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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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

Thanksgiving Leftover Soup

Thanksgiving Leftover Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

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.

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    11 comments

    Adriana Lopez October 24, 2017 - 1:39 am

    Soups are definitely great alternatives for repurposing leftovers this one is like the holidays served in a bowl.

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    Sandhya Ramakrishnan October 24, 2017 - 7:52 am

    Soups are the best vehicle to carry the leftovers and this is perfect. Holidays can leave us with lot of leftovers and I hate to waste food.

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    pat. October 24, 2017 - 8:27 am

    I ould try this recipe today IF I had any turkey–leftover or not.

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy October 24, 2017 - 9:08 am

    Well I happen to think the “leftovers” make the most flavourful meals. This is a comfort food eaters dream. Perfect for the cold winter days ahead.

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    jen October 24, 2017 - 9:25 am

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

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh October 24, 2017 - 9:47 am

    This is such a wonderful use for leftover turkey. We always eat the whole Thanksgiving dinner twice, and then it’s sandwich’s. I really like this take on another way to use what’s left.

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    Sara Welch October 24, 2017 - 12:50 pm

    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!

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    Veena Azmanov October 24, 2017 - 2:09 pm

    There is definitely lots of left over after a big festive meal like thanksgiving. This is a great way to use up left over and serve them as new. Very cool.

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    Carmen October 25, 2017 - 10:28 am

    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. 🙂

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    swathi October 25, 2017 - 11:34 am

    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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    Catherine October 25, 2017 - 9:54 pm

    What a great idea for those holidays leftovers! This looks delicious!

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