Turkey Tortilla Soup

Enjoy leftover turkey with a Tex-Mex twist with this easy to make tortilla soup recipe.
Video here and recipe below.

Enjoy turkey with a Tex-Mex twist with this easy to make tortilla soup recipe. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

You probably wouldn’t guess which of one of my cookbooks has been the most used and worn out from use in the past 8 years.

It would be this one:

Enjoy turkey with a Tex-Mex twist with this easy to make tortilla soup recipe. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

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UPDATE (11/21/18): I’m reposting this yummy recipe for this month’s Recipe ReDux theme of “Souper Soups” as a way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey!
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In this photo, dear daughter is actually holding our second copy, as the first one was loved a little too much (note: this cookbook also contains stickers and Mia had a field day with them at one time.)

I stumbled upon it in an exhibit hall during our national dietetic convention (known as FNCE) when she was about 2 1/2 years old. I knew she’d love the characters and it was just a bonus that it happened to be written by a dietitian, Susan McQuillan.

Let me tell you – the recipes have stood the test of time and we’ve come back to them again and again. Mia still enjoys flipping through it and now uses it on the few occasions I get my act together to actually meal plan for the week.

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Enjoy turkey with a Tex-Mex twist with this easy to make tortilla soup recipe. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

So, this soup recipe is inspired by Rosita’s Tortilla Soup from the book. And I’m not going to lie. Somedays, Mia is gung ho to eat this soup and some days, not so much #sigh. But she’s almost always eager to help me make it.

And I’ve made it more often over the past year -it’s one recipe that’s inspired me to buy turkey breast outside of Thanksgiving time, too.

Enjoy turkey with a Tex-Mex twist with this easy to make tortilla soup recipe. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

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Turkey Tortilla Soup

Enjoy turkey with a Tex-Mex twist with this easy to make tortilla soup recipe. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

Enjoy turkey with a Tex-Mex twist with this easy to make tortilla soup recipe.

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • Yield: 9 1/2 cups 1x

Ingredients

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For soup:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound turkey breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 (28 ounce) can fire-roasted, diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn

For toppings:

  • 4 corn taco shells, broken into pieces
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1/2 cup grated Colby Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat oil.
  2. Add onion and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and saute for another minute.
  4. Add turkey, cumin, salt and pepper; saute for 5 minutes.
  5. Add broth and tomatoes, bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce to simmer and add corn. Cook for 15 more minutes.
  7. When ready to serve, ladle into bowls. Top with taco pieces, avocado, cheese and cilantro.

Enjoy turkey with a Tex-Mex twist with this easy to make tortilla soup recipe. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

What’s your most beloved cookbook? What kids’ cookbooks do you like?

Enjoy turkey with a Tex-Mex twist with this easy to make tortilla soup recipe. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

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