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Southwest Leftover Turkey Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
A quick, healthy soup of leftover turkey with sautéed onions, garlic, canned green chiles, arugula, and topped with cheddar, sour cream, and tortilla chips.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Easy, Healthy
Servings: 8
Author: Emily
  • 2 medium onions sliced into thin strips
  • 2-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 27 ounce can of green chiles mild, medium, or hot OR a jar of salsa - at least 16 oz
  • 8 cups 64 oz of chicken broth
  • 3-4 cups of leftover turkey or chicken meat chopped or shredded into 1 inch pieces
  • 3-4 handfuls of arugula or spinach
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Tortilla chips
  1. In a large stockpot or sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add in sliced onions and sauté until soft, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Then add in the garlic. Stir occasionally and let garlic cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Next add in the canned green chiles or salsa.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth and stir.
  6. Add in the leftover turkey or chicken.
  7. Season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  8. Finally add in the arugula or spinach. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  9. Top with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips.