Thursday, November 27, 2008

Leftover Turkey Recipes: Creamy Mexican Turkey Soup

We cooked up some turkey a little early this year and came up with a wonderful soup for the leftover turkey meat: Creamy Mexican Turkey Soup.

It starts with a simple saute of carrots, celery, onion & garlic. The veggies are then simmered with chicken (or turkey) broth.

The addition of milk, flour and spices make the soup slightly creamy. Mild canned chiles are added too. It's not a *heavy* creamy soup- not made with whipping cream. It's not spicy either. You could certainly make it heavy creamy (add whipping cream) or hot and spicy (add chipotles in adobo).

Corn, turkey, and cilantro are incorporated toward the end of simmering. Just before serving, a cup of Monterey Jack cheese is whisked in until melted. The cheese is what helps make this soup more on the creamy side. Don't you dare leave it out.

We liked this soup the way it was- we're not spicy kind of people. In fact, we loved this soup. Even the child in our house gobbled up every bite. It was very easy to do, and it will be a definite repeater.

Great recipe for using that leftover turkey!

If you're celebrating Thanksgiving today, have a happy one!

This recipe can be found HERE.

21 comments:

Marisa said...

That looks so good and a different twist on what to do with leftover turkey. Thanks!

Jessica said...

YUMMY!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

Happy Turkey day. I have turkey soup today too:)

noble pig said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, the soup looks delicious...I love the creamy part!

Bunny said...

You gotta love left over turkey. This looks so good!!

Rosie said...

Your turkey soup looks so good.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Rosie x

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Wow! I feel like roasting a turkey just so I can make that soup!

Happy Turkey Day to you, Lori. Have a fantastic cruise!

white on rice couple said...

Mmm, creamy....turkey......soup! This is a triple threat soup for all my leftovers! thanks! I've got tons of turkey for a HUGE pot of this!

amritac said...

Mmmm....I'm on a soup eating marathon...and yours look perfect for a chilly evening! This is going on my try-out list...

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thanks and happy holidays

Nina Timm said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! This is a lovely recipe to try in winter...will keep it till then!!

Robin Sue said...

Time to dig into the leftovers! I bet so many of us are having soup! This one looks great! I also love the way you sart off Thanksgiving with your abc game that you mentioned in the previous post. Very sweet! Have a lovely weekend!

Megan said...

I was just thinking that soup was hard to make pretty for pictures but you did a good job! Looks tasty!

Peter M said...

Kids are our most honest food critics, we have to pay more attention to them. The corn here would be a highlight.

Leslie said...

I love the fact that is is not a HEAVY soup!

Casasailer said...

I just made this and it was wonderful.

I am going to make some turkey chili tomorrow to use some more of the leftovers.

Thanks for a yummy dinner idea!

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Grace said...

i was thinking that a creamy mexican soup would be weird, but now that i know that it's the lovely jack cheese doing the creaming, i'm a-ok with it. :)

Erik said...

This is a nice switch on the typical turkey soups you see after thanksgiving. Nice recipe!

LilSis said...

I'm so glad that I found this recipe! I made it tonight and it turned out excellent! Such a nice change from the normal turkey noodle! Thanks!

Deborah said...

I didn't get any leftover turkey because we went out of town the next day, but I'm thinking I need to make our own turkey just for the leftovers! This looks great!

Jennifer said...

YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was a huge hit! Thank you so much for the recipe, I will make it often!