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Leftover Turkey Vegetable Soup: 30 Minutes, Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free

This easy turkey soup is perfect for using up leftover turkey, especially those Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! This soup cooks on the stovetop in about 30 minutes, is a great use for leftover herbs you have, and is Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free. Along with being family-friendly Whole30 soup recipe, it also is freezer-friendly, so you can save it to enjoy turkey beyond the holiday season!

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Turkey
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Soup
  • Diet: Gluten Free
This easy turkey soup is perfect for using up leftover turkey, especially those Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! This soup cooks on the stovetop in about 30 minutes, is a great use for leftover herbs you have, and is Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free. Along with being family-friendly Whole30 soup recipe, it also is freezer-friendly, so you can save it to enjoy turkey beyond the holiday season! #leftoverturkey #whole30soup #holidayrecipes #turkeysoup #whole30soup
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ghee (or olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 large white onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 23 stalks celery, diced
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded turkey
  • 2 sprigs each of rosemary, thyme and sage, tied together in a bundle with kitchen twine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or more to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large stock pot, heat ghee (or oil) and minced garlic over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the diced onions, carrots and celery
  2. Saute the vegetables for about 4 minutes, or until the onions have started to soften. Pour the broth and water into the pot and add in the shredded turkey
  3. Place your bundled herbs into the pot. Bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium
  4. Cover the pot with a lid and let simmer for 25 minutes, or until the carrots are softened and the broth is well seasoned. Remove the herb bundle and discard
  5. Taste and add salt and pepper to your preference and serve

Notes

  • Use 1 teaspoon each of dried herb if you do not have fresh herbs
  • Chicken can be used in place of turkey
  • Optional vegetables to add include: peas, potatoes and/or green beans