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Tuscan Turkey Soup

Tuscan Turkey Soup Recipe - This quick and easy recipe for Tuscan Turkey Soup is a delicious (and healthy) way to use up your leftover turkey.

Last year, I bookmarked a recipe called Tuscan Turkey Soup based solely on the name. When I went back to make the recipe and looked carefully at the list of ingredients I was disappointed to discover it used a can of pumpkin in the soup. I am sure pumpkin soup tastes great, but I saw Tuscan and had images of tomatoes and oregano floating through my head. I had pumpkin on hand and almost went ahead and made the recipe as directed, but then I decided to make the soup as I imagined it instead. This is now my family’s favorite turkey soup.

This is an easy recipe that comes together quickly. If you didn’t make turkey broth with your leftover turkey bones, you can use chicken broth or vegetable broth instead.

Tuscan Turkey Soup
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 6
  • splash of olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, cubed
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes (or 1 - 15 oz. can of tomatoes with juices)
  • 2 cups cooked northern beans ( or 1 – 15 oz. can, drained)
  • 4 cups turkey broth (How to Make Turkey Broth)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley ( or 2 teaspoons dried)
  1. In a large soup pot, sauté the onions, garlic, and celery in oil until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add carrots, turkey, tomatoes, beans, broth, and spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
The recipe makes a lot of soup, but my family of 5 polishes it off in one meal. If I want leftovers, I double the recipe. It freezes well.


How will you be using your leftover turkey? Need ideas? Here is a round up of Leftover Turkey Recipes.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Always trust your gut. It sounds delish :)

  2. This looks awesome, and I have the leftover turkey in the freezer waiting to be used! Thanks!

  3. That sounds so good and the picture looks so yummy!

  4. Your soup looks great, and I love that you went ahead and made your own version! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Looks wonderful -I'm going to try this -I usually make turkey pot pie.

  6. I had to chuckle when I saw that you originally made this because of the name…I do the SAME thing w/ anything Tuscan, LOL!! I love the sound of your homemade version and totally want to try some w/ my leftovers this year. Delicious :D thanks for sharing w/ the hearth and soul hop this week!

  7. I wouldn't have added the pumpkin either – your recipe looks wonderful!

    I'd love you to link this to This Week's Cravings – it's Thanksgiving Leftovers week!

  8. a moderate life says:

    Alea, it is my week off from commenting on the hop, but that didn't stop me coming over here to wish you and your family a wonderful thanksgiving and for me personally giving thanks to have met you on the web! You are a wonderful person and I look forward to a blooming blogging friendhip with you! All the best and your soup looks yummy too! alex

  9. Your soup looks great, we would really enjoy it. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  10. Butterpoweredbike says:

    Oh boy, I love that you used beans in this soup. It just sounds perfect, but now I'm curious about the pumpkin, too.

    No leftovers for me because I'm working :( But the upside is that I don't have to spend a day cooking and another half day cleaning up. Happy turkey day to you and your family!

    Thank you for sharing your creation with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  11. Couscous & Consciousness says:

    Great looking soup – great that you followed your instincts rather than the recipe :-)

  12. Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING says:

    Thanks for linking up to This Week's Cravings. Next week will be Crock Pot recipes, hope to see you linking up again soon! :-)

  13. Alea,
    Thanks for sharing this. It looks so good. I think I'd be able to eat it—even with the carrots!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Take care.

  14. Alea,
    this soup looks so delicious – I can believe it is a family favorite. I am with you – not feeling the pumpkin in a Tuscan soup =-]
    thanks for sharing this with the hearth and soul hop!


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