Italian Turkey Soup

Chicken Soup

In anticipation of the turkey leftovers you may be dealing with on Friday and the lack of desire to cook you will probably have,  I thought I’d share one of my favorite easy ways to use up leftover turkey – Italian Turkey Soup!

I have also made this  with chicken and it is just as delicious but since you may be dealing with an over abundance of turkey on Friday let’s use turkey!

The recipe uses a combination of onion, green peppers, celery, jalapeno and tomatoes.
Italian Turkey Soup

Combine that with some fun shaped pasta.  I used Ditalini which is a short macaroni style pasta but you could really use any shape.  Be sure and cook your pasta al dente because once you put it in the soup it will continue to cook and expand and you don’t want your pasta taking over your bowl!
Italian Turkey Soup
I used a combination of oregano and basil to season the soup and then added in some cream. The cream is optional but it is oh so nice!
Italian Turkey Soup

A turkey sandwich is always nice but a bowl of Italian Turkey Soup is a nice change!

Italian Turkey Soup
  • ½ box pasta, I used Ditalini or a short macaroni type pasta
  • 2 C shredded turkey or chicken
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 whole jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 15 oz. cans petite cut tomatoes
  • 1 can water
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp dry basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook pasta according to directions. Be sure and cook it al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a frying pan add olive oil, onion, celery, green pepper, jalapeno and saute until tender.
  3. In a large soup pot combine chicken broth, water, shredded turkey or chicken, tomatoes with their juice and sauteed vegetables.
  4. Add in herbs. Salt and pepper to taste
  5. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add in pasta and cream.

Leigh Anne

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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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