December 29, 2011

Day After Holiday Turkey Soup

Got a lot of turkey left after a big Thanksgiving or Christmas feast? Here's an easy and delicious soup recipe that combines shredded turkey with broth, vegetables and a roux as a thickener. My family loved it! I served it with garlic bread and it filled and warmed us up on a cold winter's night.

Here's the recipe:


  • 6 cups chicken both
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, shredded turkey meat
  • 1 16 oz. can Great Northern Beans
  • 1 c. fresh or frozen kale, torn into pieces
  • 2 cloves minced garlic


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine chicken broth, water, green onions, garlic and wild rice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until rice is tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Add beans.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Allow to cool and then crumble. Set aside.
  3. When rice is tender, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper all at once. Cook, stirring, until smooth and bubbly. Stir in half-and-half and cook until thickened, 2 minutes. Stir half-and-half mixture into rice mixture. Stir in bacon, turkey and sherry. Heat through and serve.
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  1. Mmm that looks so yummy! Good job girl :)

  2. YUM!!! Ok your blog is seriously awesome I will HAVE to follow! Also would love you to join in on my first "Delicious and Nutritious" link up starting next Thursday where you share a recipe that is healthy or that you have made a little healthier.


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