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Mary Anne's Leftover Turkey Soup

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As in many households, our Thanksgiving turkey gets picked over very quickly. When everyone has had just about enough of turkey sandwiches, it's time to bring out the soup pot and make a hearty pot of turkey soup. A hot, steamy bowl of this delicious soup will comfort the soul as well as the body!

1 large yellow onion, diced

2 cups diced celery

2 cups diced carrots

2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms

1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary

Pinch each of thyme and sage

4 teaspoons butter

4 cups diced potatoes

4-5 cups diced cooked turkey

6 cups turkey or chicken broth

1 package McCormick's Turkey Gravy packet, optional, for more turkey flavor

2 cups whole milk or half and half

8 ounces cream cheese

1 cup sour cream, optional

Green onion, to garnish, optional

  • In a medium soup pot or Dutch oven, saute the celery, carrots, mushrooms, basil, garlic and rosemary in the butter until lightly browned. Add the diced potatoes, turkey, broth, and turkey gravy packet, if using. Simmer approximately 15 minutes. Reduce heat. Slowly add milk or half-and- half, cream cheese and salt and pepper, to taste. Simmer about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and serve. If desired, you can serve with a hearty dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of green onions for garnish.

Serves 8.

Note: If you want a thicker soup, add a couple of tablespoons of Wondra or arrowroot to a little milk and mix well before adding to the soup. Also, if you have any leftover gravy, you might want to add it for more turkey flavor to the soup.

Note: This recipe is a great base for adding or substituting other veggies you may have on hand. Instead of turkey, this soup is great with cooked diced chicken or a combination of turkey and chicken.

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