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This easy leftover turkey soup recipe is fast, easy, and healthy. Full of veggies and flavor!

Easy Leftover Turkey Soup Recipe

This easy leftover turkey soup recipe is fast, simple, and healthy. Full of veggies and flavor! 
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy leftover turkey soup, easy leftover turkey soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 sticks celery chopped
  • 3 large carrots peeled & sliced
  • 1.5 pounds little potatoes cut into halves
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 dashes Italian seasoning
  • 2 + cups cooked turkey meat
  • 1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot on medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until it's lightly browned (5-7 minutes).
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds).
  • Add the celery, carrots, little potatoes, veg broth, water, and Italian seasoning. Increase the heat to high and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover the pot with the lid slightly ajar. Let the soup simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the turkey meat and allow the soup to simmer for another 10 minutes or so. 
  • Stir in the cream and season with salt & pepper to taste. 


  • You don't need to use little potatoes... regular ones are fine as long as the weight is similar. I just find them easy. 
  • I used 2 cups cooked turkey, but you could definitely add a lot more if you need to!
  • Serves 4-6.