Freezer Friendly/ Main Dish/ Recipe/ Soup

Turkey Tortilla Soup

November 21, 2015 (Last Updated: May 30, 2019)

A perfect use for leftover turkey!

Thanksgiving dinner is a big deal and takes a lot of planning.  Even when I start planning for the holiday dinner, I also start planning for the leftovers!  The leftovers are just about as important as the main dinner!  This turkey tortilla soup is a must for the after holiday menu.  It’s delicious, easy to make, and uses up that huge turkey you just had to make!

Perfect way to use up left over turkey: turkey tortilla soup.

You can make your own turkey broth or use chicken broth.  For me, it just depends on the amount of time I have available.  This soup also has black beans, corn, and roasted chili peppers.    And an absolute must have are the crunchy tortilla strip toppings!  They are simply cut up corn tortillas, seasoned and baked until crispy.

Tortilla strips ready to be baked in the oven.

Crispy baked tortilla strips. Perfect topping for tortilla soup.

Perfect way to use up left over turkey: turkey tortilla soup.

Other Great Soup Recipes:

Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Clam Chowder

5 from 4 votes
Perfect way to use up left over turkey: turkey tortilla soup.
Turkey Tortilla Soup
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

A perfect way to use up leftover turkey by making a turkey soup.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: leftover turkey recipes, tortilla soup, turkey soup
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 248 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup corn meal
  • 8-10 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup roasted chili peppers chopped
  • 2 cups cooked turkey shredded
  • 1 cup stewed tomatoes drained and chopped
  • 1 can black beans - 15 oz rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  1. Saute onions in a heated pan with olive oil. When onions have softened lower heat and add garlic, corn meal and chili powder. Stir just until the chili powder turns fragrant; 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add broth, roasted chili peppers, turkey, stewed tomatoes, black beans, and corn.
  3. Cover and let simmer until heated through.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste
Tortilla Strips
  1. Thinly slice tortillas.
  2. Place on a sprayed baking sheet. Spray tops of strips. Sprinkle taco seasoning on top.
  3. Place in 350 degree oven. Stir every few minutes until crunchy.
  4. Serve with fresh cilantro and tortilla strips
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 2133mg 89%
Potassium 597mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 12.2%
Vitamin C 35.5%
Calcium 8.9%
Iron 14.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Danielle @ So Munch Love
    November 29, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Soup is such a great way to use up leftover turkey because if it’s a bit dry, the broth pulls everything back together. I love the Mexican twist, too! Yum yum!

  • 1 2 3

    Leave a Reply