Still got delicious Thanksgiving turkey in your fridge? I hope so because it’s time to make the best healthy Turkey Tortilla Soup ever ever ever!
Now that the Thanksgiving craziness has subsided, time to use up those leftovers! Even though we weren’t able to eat turkey on Thanksgiving day due to the stupid mean Enterovirus, I still have loads of leftovers from an early family Thanksgiving 2 weeks ago! Thank you freezer!
So back to this killer soup. The key to successfully using Thanksgiving leftovers is to change the flavor profile. Meaning, we all get tired of eating the same thing in the same all over and over again. Gotta change it up my friend. And this Turkey Tortilla Soup does just that!
Mexican flavors of cilantro, jalapenos, cumin, black beans and some stellar toppings transform your Thanksgiving turkey. My advice is this – take your turkey leftovers, whether refrigerated or frozen, and ensure they are shredded and ready to go. Then all you have to do is whip up the soup which takes about 10 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to simmer.
This is one of my favorite comfort soups for an easy dinner after a long and chilly. Top it with avocados, cheese and homemade tortilla strips. I mean for real. Plus it’s super healthy and saves beautifully.
Wanna get crazy? Make my super moist super easy Cornbread as a side.
What really solidified how good this soup is, is that the hubs approved. He is not a soup guy. Like at all. So it has now become a regular post-thanksgiving staple at our house.
Fear no longer my cooking friend; this Turkey Tortilla Soup is the ideal quick wholesome meal for your leftover turkey.
Inspired by Danny Boome’s recipe.