Southwestern Turkey Soup

Southwestern Turkey Soup

Doug Matthews 326

"An interesting solution to the leftover Thanksgiving turkey dilemma. My 2 1/2 year old daughter helped me make it this year. I like to serve it with warm corn bread."


45 m servings 184 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 13.5 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 632 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine turkey, broth, canned tomatoes, green chiles, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, and lime juice. Season with cayenne, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in avocado and cilantro, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, until slightly thickened. Spoon into serving bowls, and top with shredded cheese.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 286 Ratings


As written, I didn't like this recipe much, but thought it had potential. So... I doctored it quite a bit and it turns out to be amazing. I took it to work today and everyone went wild and re...

I made a couple changes just for what I had on hand. I had four large turkey drumsticks that I bought on the cheap, so I cooked them down and pieced them out and used the broth (that I flavored ...

Excellent soup! My family loved it. I added half a can of corn(rinsed) and half a can of pinto beans(rinsed) for that authentic southwestern taste. I topped with extra sharp cheddar and jack and...

I modified a bit because I like more depth in my soup and used chicken instead of turkey (what I had available). I sauteed the onion and garlic in the oil first before adding stewed tomatoes al...

I added a can of drained corn and used several tablespoons of minced fresh cilantro, and omitted the avocado. Children may find it a bit spicy for them. Quick & easy.

Wonderful recipe to customize to a family's individual tastes and can't go wrong doing so. Great way to use up leftover turkey after the holidays especially when there is a nip in the air. I d...

This soup was excellent. I used Mexican style stewed tomatoes instead of whole peeled tomatoes. I also put all of the ingredients in a crock pot, turned on high and let it cook for three and a...

This tasted great after previously suggested changes were made to the recipe. Most important, I would fry the garlic and onion in oil or butter first. I used 2 cloves of garlic and 1/4 tsp of ...

Good. I added strips of 4 corn tortillas and cooked for an additional 20 minutes. Didn't have avocado.