Turkey, Quinoa, Kale Soup

I too have a leftover Turkey Soup recipe to share with you. Mine has an ingredient that I will surprise you. It adds texture and a slight sweetness. Are you curious?

Turkey, Quinoa, Kale Soup Chopped. Leftover turkey makes this soup an easy dinner fix. You can use chicken as well.
Turkey, Quinoa, Kale Soup
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Cost Chopping Choppertunity: Make your own Turkey Stock in a Crock!
Healthful Choppertunity: Eat This Why?…Quinoa

For this Soup, I made my own Turkey Stock in a Crock. Boxed or canned can sub for the homemade. Also, you can make this a Chicken soup. You can use Chicken meat/Chicken Stock if you’ve run out of your holiday bird. But I urge you to make your own stock from your Turkey carcass. It’s delish!
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Take a look at the Zing Factors I’ve listed. Add a layer of heat and flavor with the Cayenne and Pesto. Plus don’t forget about the “surprise” ingredient.

I love easy recipes. How easy is this one you ask? It’s so easy I made it after a long day at the stove/oven putting together “make ahead” dishes for a dinner party the next day. It’s pretty much Chop’em and Drop’em ingredients. It’ll be a lot easier for you, ’cause you can follow the recipe and you don’t have to take photos of the end result! :)

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Large Pot Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 c Chopped Carrot
1 cup Chopped Brown Mushrooms
1 cup Chopped Onion
2 teaspoons Fresh Thyme or 1 teaspoon Dried.
3 cups Chopped Turkey
1 cup cooked Quinoa
4 cups Turkey Stock.
1 cup Chopped Kale
1/3 cup frozen Peas. No need to defrost
1 15 oz. can Creamed Corn SURPRISE!
2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
Kosher or Sea Salt to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

Zing Factor:
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper. Take it easy with this, it really adds heat. Of course you can add more after tasting.
4 Tablespoons Pesto as a topping. This simple addition gives the soup a another depth of herby flavor with every spoonful. See homemade pesto options at bottom of post.

Large Pot Ingredient Prep:

Heat your Large Pot to Medium High heat and add the Olive Oil, Carrot, Mushrooms , Onion, and Thyme. Sauté these ingredients until they are soft, about 5- 8 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients including the Zing Factor, if desired. Let the soup simmer for 15 minutes to let the flavors develop. Check for seasonings. Need more vinegar?, Cayenne?, Salt and/or Pepper. Now’s the time to make it your own!
Ladle into bowls, dollop with the pesto if desired and “Get Your Spoons Ready!”
Turkey, Quinoa, Kale Soup Chopped. Leftover turkey makes this soup an easy dinner fix. You can use chicken as well.
Pesto recipes:
Basil, Arugula, Pine Nut, Aged Gouda Pesto Basil, Arugula, Pine nut, Aged Gouda Pesto





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Turkey, Quinao, Kale Soup This Chopped is featured at Foodies Network.TV

Also, This Chopped is featured on Wellnez TV

Recipe linked up at “Homestead Blog Hop #8”

This recipe featured at “DIY Budget Girl” Healthy recipes to lose weight

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28 Responses to Turkey, Quinoa, Kale Soup

  1. Looks like a keeper! Great for Turkey leftovers! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!

  2. This is when I wished I lived closer to you so I could come mooch a bowl of this delicious soup from you :-)

  3. This looks delicious! And what a great way to use leftover Thanksgiving day food! I love this!

  4. Katerina says:

    What a great way to use turkey leftovers! Very hearty and filling soup!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Such a delicious and hearty looking comfort food soup, especially with the added secret ingredient! Creamed corn used to be one of my favourite things in the whole wide world growing up in Canada, but alas, even when I can get it in the UK, my family don’t much care for it. :( (more for me!!!!) 😀

    • adminKC says:

      Thank you Elizabeth for the lovely comments. I’m wondering if your family might like the creamed corn if it was “hidden” in soup or stew. I sometimes forget it’s in there and I’ve made it! 😉

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  10. I love soup! This looks so good. pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls

  11. Lysa says:

    This looks like a delish soup but I’m not real kean on kale…my parents make it all the time and I just haven’t found a taste for it. Can you suggest something else I could use as a substitute?

    We sure are glad you joined us at the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Link Party this week. We hope to see you again next week as well.

    Wishing you a lovely week.
    Lysa ~ Co-Host

  12. This recipe looks delicious, we are just having a hard time with the kale, I have tried using it in several ways, hum, what to do. I know I can use spinach and the brown mushroom and Quinoa sound good.
    Thank you for sharing on The Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!
    Happy Holidays!

  13. Oh, this definitely looks like one of those soups that needs to be made with the post Christmas turkey :-)

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  14. So hearty and so healthy, love it.

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