Thanksgiving leftovers soup

Thanksgiving Leftovers Soup

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


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


  1. Put the gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, chicken broth and poultry seasoning in a medium pot and stir until combined.
  2. 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!
  3. Stir in the veggies and turkey and continue to simmer until heated through.
  4. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.  Ladle into bowls, serve it up and re-live your Thanksgiving supper!



Turkey: You can use either dark or light meat for this turkey soup.  Just remember to shred it up into bite-sized piece that will fit on a soup spoon – you can use two forks or our Bear Paws Shredder Claws that we love!

Poultry Seasoning: This is a mixture of sage, thyme and other poultry-friendly spices.  If you don’t have any on hand, a pinch of dried sage and thyme and/or oregano will do just fine.

Mashed Potatoes: This is the ingredient that really holds this soup together and gives it the creamy, dreamy consistency.  If yours all got eaten up on the day, you can take a shortcut and buy a container of the already made kind, which you can find in the refrigerated section of your supermarket near the cookie dough and biscuits in a tube.