Spicy Leftover Turkey and White Bean Soup Recipe

This tasty soup is a great way to use up leftover holiday turkey. Here, traditional egg noodles are replaced with white beans and an assortment of fresh vegetables for a hearty and delicious dish.

Enjoy by itself for a light lunch or pair with a crisp, green side salad for a more satisfying meal.

Spicy Leftover Turkey and White Bean Soup

Course Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 medium Yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large Leek, diced
  • 4 Carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 tsp Dried parsley
  • 2 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 4 cup Organic chicken stock
  • 3" Parmesan cheese rind
  • 2 cup Water
  • 2 15-oz. cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cup Cooked turkey, shredded
  • 2 cup Baby spinach, coarsely chopped

Optional Garnish:

  • Freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat, then add garlic, onion, leeks, carrots, and jalapeno. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft and develop a bit of color, approximately 6 - 8 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  2. Add bay leaves, dried herbs, and cayenne pepper and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until the herbs become fragrant.
  3. Add chicken stock, Parmesan rind, water, and cannellini beans to the pot. Increase heat to high and bring the soup to a rolling boil. Once it boils, reduce heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Add shredded turkey and spinach to the pot and cook for another 3-5 minutes, or until the spinach wilts and the turkey is heated through. Remove from heat and discard bay leaves. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Serve immediately with some shaved Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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