Enjoy the holiday feast all over again with this quick and hearty Thanksgiving leftovers soup. It’s comfort food to the max!
I have all kinds of ways to relive Thanksgiving dinner, but it occurred to me that I was missing the most obvious one, which is simply putting all the leftovers into one pot with some chicken broth and heating it all up.
I thought that it was either going to be a soupy disaster, or one of my best ideas EVER, and happily for all of us it was the second one!
Leftover gravy and chicken broth make an amazing soup base, leftover mashed potatoes thicken it up just the right amount, and shredded turkey and whatever leftover side dishes (yes, including stuffing!) make for a thick and hearty soup,full to the brim of Thanksgiving flavor
More tips for making Thanksgiving leftovers soup!
I wouldn’t put any cranberry sauce in this soup (but I would definitely have it on the side, maybe slathered on a butter biscuit!)
It will last as long as the leftovers do, which is about 5 days or so after The Day. But I’m guessing this soup goes the first day you make it!
It’s a Thanksgiving miracle! As long as you are sure to nab all the necessary ingredients before they go into someone else’s Tupperware, if you know what I mean.
Oh, and if you went for ham instead of turkey this year, I’ve got you covered – try this recipe for ham biscuits instead!
And one way or the other, I hope your Thanksgiving is delicious in every way.
Love, Kate xo
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: Enjoy the holiday feast all over again with this quick and hearty Thanksgiving leftovers soup. It’s comfort food to the max!
- 1 cup leftover gravy
- 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes
- 1 cup leftover prepared stuffing
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 cup leftover vegetables (carrots, peas, etc)
- 2 cups leftover cooked turkey, shredded into bite sized pieces
- Salt and pepper
- Put the gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, chicken broth and poultry seasoning in a medium pot and stir until combined.
- Heat the soup over medium high heat until it is simmering, smooshing the mashed potatoes and stuffing with the back of a wooden spoon to break them up. Don’t worry if you have a few stuffing or potato lumps here and there – they are like little dumplings!
- Stir in the veggies and turkey and continue to simmer until heated through.
- Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Ladle into bowls, serve it up and re-live your Thanksgiving supper!
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