Southwest Turkey Soup
Use up leftover turkey (or chicken) in this easy, creamy Mexican style hearty soup.
leftover chopped turkey
(or 2 16 ounce cans, drained)
cans diced rotel tomatoes
Slow Cooker Instructions
Heat skillet over medium heat and heat ½ tablespoon oil in pan. Add in onion and green pepper and saute for 5 minutes.
Transfer sauteed veggies to slow cooker and add in stock, beans, corn, seasonings, turkey, and tomatoes.
Cook on high 4 hours or low 6 hours.
Add in cream cheese and cook on low for 30 minutes. Stir well after 30 minutes. Serve with desired toppings.
Stove Top Directions
Heat large stock pan over medium heat and heat ½ tablespoon oil in pan. Add in onion and green pepper and saute for 5 minutes.
Bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Once veggies are softened, add in chicken stock, beans, corn, turkey, spices and tomatoes.
Stir in cream cheese and heat through. Serve with desired toppings.
Instant Pot Directions
Heat Instant Pot to saute. Add in oil, onions, and peppers and allow veggies to soften, 3-5 minutes. Turn Instant Pot OFF.
Pour Stock into Instant Pot and scrape up any browned bits on bottom of inner pot.
Add in tomatoes, beans, corn, seasonings, and turkey and seal instant pot.
Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
Allow pressure to release naturally.
Once pressure releases, remove lid and add in cream cheese. Place lid back on pressure cooker for 5 minutes (just to heat through). Stir well and serve.
If you aren't a fan of Turkey, use leftover
I choose to use black beans in this Spicy Turkey Soup, but you can certainly use pinto beans or kidney beans.
If you would like to make this leftover Turkey Soup
omit the cream cheese.
If you have leftover corn from Thanksgiving, use that--if not, just add in frozen corn or even drained canned corn (with no salt added.)
Be sure to add cream cheese right at the end of the cooking process, to prevent it from curdling.
This Southwestern Turkey Soup is delicious topped with corn chips, cilantro, and even shredded cheese if you are feeling so inclined.
Store this soup in an airtight container for 3 days in the fridge (using cooked turkey that is no more than 2 days old.)
Southwest Turkey Soup https://amindfullmom.com/southwest-turkey-soup/ November 23, 2020