Turkey Soup’s On: Leftover Logic
Of course everyone likes leftover Thanksgiving food, but at a certain point we’re all ready to move on from stuffing-and-turkey sandwiches. And let’s get real—after days of prepping for the big feast, no one is particularly interested in whipping up something complex. That’s why turkey soup is such a great option. You’ve likely got all of the ingredients you need in your fridge and cupboards, and after the whirlwind of guests, there’s nothing more comforting than a bubbling pot on the stove.
The classics: You can’t go wrong with classic turkey noodle soup: It’s quick and easy to chop up the leftover bird, then add chicken stock, veggies, and egg noodles. The kids will love this one, and it also freezes beautifully, so you can just pop it in the microwave for an easy weeknight meal.
Go simple: If you’re looking for something even easier, let the crockpot do the work. Just throw the ingredients of this hearty spinach, turkey, and wild rice soup into the slow cooker and in four hours, you’ve got dinner.
Get wild: Craving something a little more adventurous? A French Pistou (basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil,) lends this otherwise simple turkey vegetable soup some continental flair, or opt for a Mexican-style tortilla soup. Store-bought salsa gives it South-of the-Border flavor, so you can keep it mild or ramp up the heat. Serve it up with crisp tortilla strips, cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream for an easy and satisfying supper.
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